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From "Josh Elser (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (ACCUMULO-3249) New replication status message created for file that was already replicated
Date Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:00:34 GMT


Josh Elser resolved ACCUMULO-3249.
    Resolution: Fixed

Fixed a problem in Tablet where it was incorrectly closing replication Status messages. Added
an IT to ensure that it doesn't happen in the future.

> New replication status message created for file that was already replicated
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-3249
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: replication
>            Reporter: Josh Elser
>            Assignee: Josh Elser
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 1.7.0
>          Time Spent: 50m
>  Remaining Estimate: 0h
> Noticed a failure in UnorderedWorkAssignerReplicationIT.dataWasReplicatedToThePeerWithoutDrain
where the test timed out because a file never got replicated that we expected to.
> Digging into it:
> * File was queued for replication before the original tserver died
> * New tserver picked up the file to be replicated before recovery fully completed
> * Tserver completed replication to the peer before recovery fully completed (recovery
for metadata/replication succeeded, but not for all tables)
> * Master cleaned up replication records because it saw that the tserver recorded that
replication was completed.
> * When recovery finally completed, it wrote an empty closed marker back into the metadata
table (which is a precaution to make sure that know when a WAL is no longer referenced).
> As such, we had a entry for a file that we thought needed replication but was already
replicated. That's issue #1.
> For some reason yet, this also caused the master to get into a state where it believe
we needed to replicate the WAL but couldn't assign the WAL for replication (I believe the
master thought it was already assigned for replication) and thus that file was stuck in a
"pending-replication" phase and didn't proceed. Eventually the test timed out and failed.

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