Hi Flavio, I am using zookeeper 3.2.2. The documentation on apache (http://hadoop.apache.org/zookeeper/docs/r3.3.0/bookkeeperStarted.html) refers to example that uses LedgerSequence class.
Basically I am trying to use BookKeeper / Hedwig and see if they can be used as a reliable message bus. Hedwig has only a video (http://vimeo.com/13282102) that explains the system overview. But installation is non-trivial. I tried building from trunk, but trunk version is 3.4 and hedwig bundles zk 3.2 code within itself. In short, was not able to build/install hedwig. 1. Could you please give some pointers for hedwig. It seems that BookKeeper APIs need higher level abstraction which Hedwig can provide. 2. How does bookkeeper handles zk session expiry? To be honest, zk itself should come up with a solution to recover from session expiry. Found this blog : http://sna-projects.com/blog/2010/08/zookeeper-experience/ which actually lists all the issues that I also faced while working with zk. 3. Any comments on '“Low Latency Message Bus With Scribe and HDFS : http://sna-projects.com/blog/2010/09/scribe-and-hdfs/ and how that compares to BookKeeper / Hedwig? -regards Amit ----- Original Message ---- From: Flavio Junqueira <f...@yahoo-inc.com> To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Fri, 1 October, 2010 2:37:35 PM Subject: Re: BookKeeper newbie question Thanks for your questions, Amit. On Sep 28, 2010, at 6:37 PM, amit jaiswal wrote: > Hi, > > I am experimenting with BookKeeper and have a question on LedgerHandler class. > The readEntries(firstEntry, lastEntry) method takes the indexes of first and > last entries. Also, the LedgerSequence object returned has method > hasMoreElements(). Which version are you using? I don't think we have LedgerSequence any longer. > > Question: > 1. How does a client knows the index of the last entry? I was expecting clients > to make a call like readEntries(0, Integer.MAX_INT) and the hasMoreElements() >to > return false the moment there are no more entries. Am I missing something in >the > way the API is supposed to be used? > I believe you should use public long getLastAddConfirmed(). > 2. The LedgerSequence.hasMoreElements() returns true (even if there are no more > entries), and the nextEntry returns null. > readEntries currently return Enumeration<LedgerEntry>, but I just noticed that the documentation is not correct, so I'll open a jira to fix it. -Flavio