blocking get call?

E R pc88mxer at
Mon Jan 28 12:00:03 EST 2013

I should have added that I want to avoid busy waiting.

If the object doesn't exist, some other process will be working to populate
it, and I don't want to keep on polling the database to see if the other
process is done.

Moreover, the process that wants the result doesn't have a direct
connection to the process that will be creating the result, so I'm
wondering if I can use riak to facilitate them rendezvousing with each
other. (Imaging, for instance,  that the requesting process is a web
generated AJAX request, and the process creating the result is a backend
server process.)

On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Alexander Sicular <siculars at>wrote:

> No. but try something with a head request in your application.
> @siculars
> Sent from my rotary phone.
> On Jan 28, 2013 11:47 AM, "E R" <pc88mxer at> wrote:
>> Does riak have a "blocking get" call?
>> I'm thinking of something that works like this... if a GET call is made
>> for an object that doesn't exist, the call blocks until the object is
>> created.
>> _______________________________________________
>> riak-users mailing list
>> riak-users at
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the riak-users mailing list