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From "Bill Havanki (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (ACCUMULO-2422) Backup master can miss acquiring lock when primary exits
Date Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:12:26 GMT


Bill Havanki resolved ACCUMULO-2422.

    Resolution: Fixed

> Backup master can miss acquiring lock when primary exits
> --------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-2422
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: fate, master
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.1
>            Reporter: Bill Havanki
>            Assignee: Bill Havanki
>            Priority: Critical
>              Labels: failover, locking
>             Fix For: 1.6.0, 1.5.2
> While running randomwalk tests with agitation for the 1.5.1 release, I've seen situations
where a backup master that is eligible to grab the master lock continues to wait. When this
condition arises and the other master restarts, both wait for the lock without success.
> I cannot reproduce the problem reliably, and I think more investigation is needed to
see what circumstances could be causing the problem.
> h3. Diagnosis and Work Around
> This failure condition can occur on start up and on backup/active failover of the Master
role. If the follow log entry is the final entry on all Master logs you should restart all
Master roles, staggering by a few seconds.
> {noformat}
> [master.Master] INFO : trying to get master lock
> {noformat}
> If starting a cluster with multiple Master roles, you should stagger Master role starts
by a few seconds.

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