Thank you for your quick answers. I'll have a look.

David

On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 10:14 AM, Thomas Koch <tho...@koch.ro> wrote:

> David Rouchy:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > We are studying using ZooKeeper to manage configuration across multiple
> > processes & server. What would be also interesting, as ZooKeeper know the
> > list of process running, would be to use it to distribute tasks.
> >
> > We have some long running tasks, so we used multiple servers to process
> > multiple tasks in the same time. My idea would be to use multiple
> ephemeral
> > watcher connected to one znode. A process will send data to this node
> when
> >  a new task has to be launched. But here is my issue, I would like only
> one
> >  watcher to be triggered of this change (a random watcher in the list).
> Is
> >  there way to do such thing in ZooKeeper?
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > David Rouchy
>
> Hi David,
>
> there's gearman[1], a client-server system to distribute tasks. I've
> mentioned
> it already two times on this list, so sorry for the repetition. Gearman
> servers and clients are availabe in different implementations that use the
> same protocol and are interchangeable AFAIK.
> If somebody would build a gearman server using Zookeeper, there would be a
> whole ecosystem for ZK for free to conquer!
>
> [1] http://gearman.org
>
> Regards,
>
> Thomas Koch, http://www.koch.ro
>

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