Hello all, As Henry Robinson first introduced me, my name is Abmar Barros and I am one of the GSoC accepted students for ZooKeeper. In the next 4 months, I will be being mentored by Flavio Junqueira in order to improve ZooKeeper's failure detector module. In this project I will abstract the failure detection code to a separate module, in order to make the code cleaner and to ease the implementation of new methods. Also, I will implement several failure detectors and I will compare their appropriateness for ZooKeeper.
I have created a page ( http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/ZooKeeper/GSoCFailureDetector) for this project in the ZooKeeper wiki and also there is a related JIRA issue ( https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ZOOKEEPER-702). Suggestions and specific requirements are always welcome :) Best regards -- Abmar Barros MSc candidate on Computer Science at Federal University of Campina Grande - www.ufcg.edu.br OurGrid Team Member - www.ourgrid.org Paraíba - Brazil