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From "Christopher Tubbs (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-4086) Allow configurable failsafe volume choosing
Date Mon, 21 Dec 2015 22:12:46 GMT

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Christopher Tubbs commented on ACCUMULO-4086:
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I'm not so concerned about the {{PreferredVolumeChooser}}, because it's just one possible
implementation, which could be swapped out with a different behavior. I'm slightly concerned
about the {{PerTableVolumeChooser}} falling back to a default. It should probably fall back
to whatever the default value is for {{table.volume.chooser}} (in {{DefaultConfiguration}}).

I'm more concerned about other places, like whatever {{VolumeManagerImpl}} is doing, where
we just don't have an appropriate scope available to configure for that case. In these cases,
if the situation warrants it, I think we should think of it as a distinct scope, and do whatever
it is we do for ACCUMULO-4085.

There may be some utility in specifying a failsafe chooser (in the case of an actual failure...
not just an overlooked scope which doesn't have a configuration point), for example if the
specified one for that scope cannot be loaded from the classpath. However, at the risk of
introducing an infinite regress (what happens if the failsafe fails to load?), it might be
better to just fail until the config/classpath is fixed.

> Allow configurable failsafe volume choosing
> -------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-4086
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-4086
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: core
>            Reporter: Christopher Tubbs
>             Fix For: 1.8.0
>
>
> From parent issue:
> {quote}
> 3. In several places including {{PreferredVolumeChooser}}, {{PerTableVolumeChooser}}
and {{VolumeManagerImpl}}, the failsafe chooser is the {{RandomVolumeChooser}} which will
include the instance volume that needs to be excluded.  It would be useful to have a configurable
failsafe in this situation.
> {quote}



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