[infinispan-dev] Distributed tasks - specifying task input

Manik Surtani manik at jboss.org
Wed Dec 15 14:00:13 EST 2010

On 15 Dec 2010, at 18:43, Vladimir Blagojevic wrote:

> On 10-12-15 3:03 PM, Manik Surtani wrote:
>> I'm gonna cc infinispan-dev as well, so others can pitch in.
>> But yeah, good start. I think your dissection of the use cases makes sense, except that I think (a) and (c) are essentially the same; only that in the case of (c) the task ignores any data input.  This would raise the question of why would anybody do this, and what purpose does it solve. :-)  So yeah, we could support it as a part of (a), but I am less than convinced of its value.  
> Ok, no problem. We just have to somehow bootstrap EntryStreamProcessorContext with no access to cache for c case.

Well, I reckon we provide the ref to the cache.  If the impl doesn't make use of it, too bad.

>> And as for data locality, perhaps this would work: don't define the necessary keys in the Task, but instead provide these when submitting the task. E.g.,
>> CacheManager.submitTask(task); // task goes everywhere, and receives an input Iterator of all local entries on each node.
>> CacheManager.submitTask(task, K...); // task goes to certain nodes that contain some or all of K.  Receives an input Iterator of all local entries on each node.
>> WDYT?
> Yes, I agree except I'd rather not submit task using CacheManager API. I'd rather just obtain DistributedTask through CacheManager and use task#execute. That we we do not overpollute CacheManager API.
> CacheManager cm = ...; 
> DistributedTask task = cm.newDistributedTask(...); 
> task.execute();
> task.execute(K...);


> Ok, if we agree on this what else remains to be resolved? What did you have in mind for further discussion?

Just to finalise the API.  Would this be specific to a cache or a cache manager?  E.g., should it be Cache.newDistributedTask()?

Manik Surtani
manik at jboss.org

Lead, Infinispan

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