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017    package org.apache.activemq.store.jdbc;
018    
019    import org.apache.activemq.Service;
020    
021    /**
022     * Represents some kind of lock service to ensure that a broker is the only master
023     * 
024     * @version $Revision: $
025     */
026    public interface DatabaseLocker extends Service {
027    
028        /**
029         * Used by a timer to keep alive the lock.
030         * If the method returns false the broker should be terminated
031         */
032        boolean keepAlive();
033        
034    }