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RDLM (Restful Distributed Lock Manager) is a lock manager over HTTP built on Tornado

Project description

restful-distributed-lock-manager

What is it ?

RDLM (Restful Distributed Lock Manager) is a lock manager over HTTP built on Tornado.

Concepts

In RDLM, there are only three (easy) concepts :

  • the resource, which is designed as a simple string ([a-zA-Z0-9]+ regexp)
  • the lock, which is always exclusive in this version of RDLM
  • the client, which can acquire or release some locks on resources

For a given resource, at a given time, there is only a maximum of ONE exclusive lock acquired.

Of course, clients can be distributed on different machines / networks… without any change on the rule of the exclusive lock.

The lock is defined by 3 incoming parameters :

  • the “title” param, which is a simple indicative string about the client requesting the lock
  • the “lifetime” param (in seconds), which is the maximum duration of the lock (after this, the lock will be considered as released)
  • the “wait” param (in seconds), which is the maximum duration to wait before acquiring the lock (after this, the client gives up about acquiring the lock)

If the lock is acquired, the system gives to the lock a unique URL to the client.

Quickstart

Installation

pip install rdlm

Starting the daemon

rdlm-daemon.py --port=8888 --logging=debug

(rdlm-daemon.py --help for the full list of options)

API

The API is described in this document with the python/request library but it’s a HTTP/RESTful API, so it’s not linked with a specific language or tool. If you prefer a more classic HTTP/API file, please look at API.md file.

Imports and constants

>>> import requests
>>> import json

>>> BASE_URL = "http://localhost:8888"
>>> RESOURCE_NAME1 = "resource1"

Acquire a lock on the resource “resource1” (and get it !)

>>> lock_dict = {"title": "just an indicative client title", "lifetime": 300, "wait": 20}
>>> raw_body = json.dumps(lock_dict)
=> you have to do an HTTP/POST with a non encoded body (raw) which is a JSON string with these 3 keys

>>> r = requests.post("%s/locks/%s" % (BASE_URL, RESOURCE_NAME1), data=raw_body)
=> we post it to /locks/resource1

>>> r.status_code
201
=> SUCCESS / CREATED

>>> lock_url = r.headers['Location']
>>> lock_url
http://localhost:8888/locks/resource1/ff14608f6ab342f0bb2a86d551d42a8c
=> the lock_url is the unique identifier for this successful lock

Acquire a lock on the resource “resource1” (and don’t get it, timeout after 20 (“wait”) seconds)

>>> lock_dict = {"title": "just an indicative client title", "lifetime": 300, "wait": 20}
>>> raw_body = json.dumps(lock_dict)
>>> r = requests.post("%s/locks/%s" % (BASE_URL, RESOURCE_NAME1), data=raw_body)
>>> [...] blocking during 20 ("wait") seconds
>>> r.status_code
408
=> CLIENT ERROR / REQUEST TIMEOUT

Release a lock (which is really exist !)

>>> r = requests.delete(lock_url)
>>> r.status_code
204
=> SUCCESS / NO CONTENT (the lock is deleted)

Release a lock (which is does not exist anymore !)

>>> r = requests.delete(lock_url)
>>> r.status_code
404
=> CLIENT ERROR / NOT FOUND

License (MIT)

Copyright (C) 2013 Fabien MARTY <fabien.marty@gmail.com>

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"),
to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation
the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense,
and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in
all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER
DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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