James, I'd like to clarify what exactly is the issue you're looking at. If you provide a list of ZooKeeper servers, then a client will try to reconnect to another ZooKeeper server upon a disconnection. Reconnecting to another server does not guarantee maintaining the same session, though. So, are you trying to guarantee that the session is still the same upon a reconnection? If so, I don't think you can do it by just changing the client, since the servers might have expired the old session.
Cheers, -Flavio > -----Original Message----- > From: James Strachan [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] > Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 9:09 PM > To: email@example.com > Subject: things lock up when the client reconnects? > > I wonder if anyone else has seen this recently; I've been trying to > make the WriteLock implementation survive server restarts (i.e. > reconnecting to another ZK server) with some success. See the latest > patch here... > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ZOOKEEPER-78 > > but I've found I can reliably get things to lock up. See the > WriteLockTest.java and change the workAroundClosingLastZNodeFails to > false and you should be able to run the test yourself and see things > lock up. > > It seems like things lock up when waiting on a Packet being sent to > the transport. Sometimes I get a session timed out exception, so if I > see that I try and recreate the cxcn object which is maybe causing the > issue; I tried patching the ClientCnxn.SendThread.close() method to do > a cleanup() to wake up any blocked threads before closing (its in the > patch for ZOOKEEPER-78 which also depends on the patch for > ZOOKEEPER-84 BTW); am wondering if anyone has a better idea of dealing > with a session timeout? > > -- > James > ------- > http://macstrac.blogspot.com/ > > Open Source Integration > http://open.iona.com