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Reporting failures via Thrift Client [message #1828921] Mon, 22 June 2020 12:20 Go to next message
Jonathan Co is currently offline Jonathan CoFriend
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Is there a way from the Thrift Client to report errors that have occurred in the indexer? i.e. the indexer failed to update due to X exception?

Re: Reporting failures via Thrift Client [message #1828952 is a reply to message #1828921] Tue, 23 June 2020 07:10 Go to previous message
Antonio Garcia-Dominguez is currently offline Antonio Garcia-DominguezFriend
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Hi Jon,

The Thrift client will throw exceptions that happen during specific invocations, but a failed update will not be reflected in the Thrift responses (as it's not a result from those responses).

You can either poll the listInstances Thrift API, and check the latest status message (exceptions are not included), or subscribe to the Artemis topic (but exceptions are not included, either). We'd have to add in the exception handling, but I'm wondering how to handle the risk of revealing too much about the server through an exception. Should we add a flag to the server product to enable the serialisation of exceptions into status updates, or use Shiro somehow so if you authenticate as an admin, you get those exceptions?

If it helps, here are the technical details on how to do the polling/subscribing :-). Here are the docs on listInstances in the Thrift API:

As for how to subscribe to the Artemis topic maintained by the server for the index in question, you can use the watchStateChanges to set up such a subscription:

To do that from Java, you have the connectToArtemis method in the APIUtils class:

For an example on how to write a MessageHandler and how to link it to an Artemis consumer, see here:

Kind regards,
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