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Rohan Suri commented on CURATOR-476:
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The fix is ready, I'll be raising a PR real soon.

> PathChildrenCache never get initialized if a child dies before a data watch 
> is registered for it
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>
>                 Key: CURATOR-476
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CURATOR-476
>             Project: Apache Curator
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Recipes
>            Reporter: Rohan Suri
>            Priority: Major
>
>  PathChildrenCache started with 
> PathChildrenCache.StartMode.POST_INITIALIZED_EVENT there could be the 
> following scenario:
>  1. PCC calls getChildren("../parent") and gets the list of it's children
>  2. PCC calls processChildren(...) where it puts them into it's \{initialSet} 
> – set of children whose data it will fetch and cache
>  3. Later in the same method it calls getDataAndStat(..."/parent/somechild") 
> where it calls getData(...) on this child and registers a dataWatcher for 
> this child
> Midst of step 2&3, child node could get deleted – but since step 3 hasn't 
> completed yet, the dataWatcher isn't triggered (since it is not even 
> registered)
>  and we miss the NodeDeleted event.
> Since our \{initialSet} still contains the child path, the initialized event 
> is never fired.
> The fix:
> As of now there's only one codepath to removing a path from the \{initialSet} 
> (from the data watcher)
> The remove should also be called in the callback of our 
> getData(..."/parent/somechild") being done in Step 3 if the 
> resultCode=-101(KeeperException.NoNode)



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