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From "Ivan Bella (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-4391) Source deepcopies cannot be used safely in separate threads in tserver
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:07:20 GMT


Ivan Bella commented on ACCUMULO-4391:

[~kturner] There was a slew of different exceptions that would occur, mostly stemming from
the fact that the same decompressor was being used by multiple threads:
1) Most of them stem from using the same decompressor across multiple threads.  The root cause
of this was that the same decompressor was being returned to the codec pool multiple times
and then later the same decompressor was being returned to multiple threads resulting is mass
chaos.  This is basically solved by ensuring that the decompressor is returned only once in
the BCFile finish call.
2) The second set of issues stemmed from the close being called at the same time other threads
were reading from the FSDataInputStream.  This resulted in the decompressor being returned
underneath and subsequently reused by some other read all while some read was occurring. 
This is solved by the synchronization added in the BoundedRangeInputFileStream.  The synchronization
within the CacheableBlockFile was added more by examination of the code to ensure we were
not closing the same FSDataInputStream concurrently while reading/closing within the BoundedRangeInputFileStream.
3) The third problem was the available call being called concurrently on the FSDataInputStream
while it was being closed in the BoundedRangeInputFileStream.  I initially added synchronization
there as well, however after our initial discussions in the pull request it was determined
(and verified on our system) that the available call is really not being used except by the
initialization of the CompressionInputStream the results of which are used in the getPos call
which is not used.  Hence simply avoiding the underlying available call seemed the best course
of action.

> Source deepcopies cannot be used safely in separate threads in tserver
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-4391
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: core
>    Affects Versions: 1.6.5
>            Reporter: Ivan Bella
>            Assignee: Ivan Bella
>             Fix For: 1.6.6, 1.7.3, 1.8.1, 2.0.0
>   Original Estimate: 24h
>          Time Spent: 11h 40m
>  Remaining Estimate: 12h 20m
> We have iterators that create deep copies of the source and use them in separate threads.
 As it turns out this is not safe and we end up with many exceptions, mostly down in the ZlibDecompressor
library.  Curiously if you turn on the data cache for the table being scanned then the errors
> After much hunting it turns out that the real bug is in the BoundedRangeFileInputStream.
 The read() method therein appropriately synchronizes on the underlying FSDataInputStream,
however the available() method does not.  Adding similar synchronization on that stream fixes
the issues.  On a side note, the available() call is only invoked within the hadoop CompressionInputStream
for use in the getPos() call.  That call does not appear to actually be used at least in this

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