No.  It catches up first.  Then it joins in normal operations.

On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 10:00 PM, Avinash Lakshman <> wrote:

> Hi All
> Let's say I have a Zookeeper cluster with nodes A, B, C, D and E.  Let's
> assume A is the leader. Now let us assume after a few writes have taken
> place the node B crashes. When it comes back up what is the recovery
> protocol? Does it join the cluster immediately and start taking writes and
> reads while it is catching up on writes that it lost when it was down?
> Cheers
> Avinash

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