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From "Keith Turner (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-1152) Add more sanity checks to limit the damage of multiple assignment
Date Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:33:11 GMT


Keith Turner commented on ACCUMULO-1152:

If Accumulo supported compare and set (ACCUMULO-1000), then maybe this could be used to ensure
only one tablet server could ever update a tablets info in the metadata table.
> Add more sanity checks to limit the damage of multiple assignment
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-1152
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Keith Turner
>             Fix For: 1.6.0
> When an issue like ACCUMULO-954 comes along and causes a tablet to be hosted on multiple
tablet servers, its nice to have sanity checks that limit the damage this can cause.
> Accumulo already has a sanity check on writes to the metadata table that ensures the
tablet server making the write still holds a lock.  This has reliably triggered in cases of
multiple assignment bugs.  It would be nice to have more checks like this.  Below are some
places I think checks would be useful, are there more?
>  * Tserver attempts to positively check it holds its lock before getting a new walog.
>  * Clients take some action to clear lockless tservers from their metadata table cache.
 This would help prevent writing data to a zombie tserver that may lose data, or reading stale
data from a zombie tserver.

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