the event thread is the client's own thread. zookeeper queues events to the event thread so that it doesn't have to worry about a backlog.
even if an application is slow in processing callbacks from the event thread, the rest of zookeeper (the heartbeats, the synchronous calls, etc.) will not be adversely affected. ben ________________________________________ From: burtona...@gmail.com [burtona...@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Kevin Burton [bur...@spinn3r.com] Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2009 12:23 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Not performing work in the zookeeper even thread. It looks like events from Zookeeper are dispatches from its event thread: java.lang.Exception at foo.zookeeper.WatcherImpl.process(NodeWatcher.java:54) at org.apache.zookeeper.ClientCnxn$EventThread.run(ClientCnxn.java:349) ... it seems like a good idea to have implementations perform work in their own thread to avoid zookeeper from hitting backlog if one client decides to perform some complex operation in one event when there are hundreds of events pending delivery. Kevin -- Founder/CEO Spinn3r.com Location: San Francisco, CA AIM/YIM: sfburtonator Skype: burtonator Work: http://spinn3r.com