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From ShawnWalker <>
Subject [GitHub] accumulo pull request: ACCUMULO-4191 Tracing on client can sometim...
Date Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:11:50 GMT
Github user ShawnWalker commented on the pull request:
    > I was looking for some understanding that you ... had a plausible idea of why this
was sometimes happening. Sounds fine to me.
    It seemed obvious to me that not propagating the tracing was an error.  Before you asked,
I had just decided it was "some random race condition".  Coming up with a plausible explanation
made me read what was going on much more closely.
    If this really is broken for everyone on master, there's a much more plausible explanation
why it might have occasionally failed before:  the `TimerTask` created at `TabletServerBatchWriter`
line 210 can cause mutations to be sent without propagating the tracing information.  Particularly
the fact that it has an initial delay of 0 would make for a timing sensitive race condition:
 either {{close()}} arranges to send the mutations (traceable) or the timer arranges to send
the mutations (untraceable).
    Fixing the timer task to propagate tracing would not be quite so trivial a task as the
patch proposed in this pull request.

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