[hibernate-dev] Redis and TTL

Mark Paluch mpaluch at paluch.biz
Mon Jun 27 09:47:20 EDT 2016

Hi Guillaume, 

TTL preservation behavior originates from Redis’ behavior and is to preserve interoperability: 

> http://redis.io/commands/set <http://redis.io/commands/set>
> Set key to hold the string value. [...] Any previous time to live associated with the key is discarded on successful SET operation.

Keys written with SET loose their TTL value and the entry is persisted without any further TTL. Reading and re-applying TTL is to preserve the expiry.
The general idea behind is to either apply the remaining TTL from the key, because TTL is not configured in the entity model or to set the configured TTL from the entity model.
I see it from an integration-perspective in which Hibernate OGM and other tools share Redis data and so you’re opting-in for features but things are not broken.

Best regards, Mark

> Am 27.06.2016 um 14:43 schrieb Guillaume Smet <guillaume.smet at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> So, I'm currently working on reducing the number of calls issued to Redis
> in OGM as part of OGM-1064.
> At the moment, we execute a call to Redis to get the TTL already configured
> on an object before saving it. If the TTL is not explicitly configured with
> @TTL, we set this TTL again after having stored this entity (see
> RedisJsonDialect#storeEntity). Same for associations stored in a different
> document.
> In fact, this call returns the time remaining before expiration, not the
> TTL previously configured,  so I find this behavior quite weird. Basically,
> we store information which will expire sooner than expected. I can't really
> get a use case for this and I don't think we should have an additional call
> every time we store an object for a so obscure thing. Do we really expect
> people to mess with TTLs of objects stored by OGM without relying on OGM
> @TTL management?
> IMHO, we should get rid of this call and only deal with TTL when it's
> configured via the @TTL annotation.
> Thoughts?
> -- 
> Guillaume
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