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From "John Vines (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (ACCUMULO-4553) DeleteTable repo not replayable
Date Wed, 04 Jan 2017 23:03:58 GMT
John Vines created ACCUMULO-4553:

             Summary: DeleteTable repo not replayable
                 Key: ACCUMULO-4553
             Project: Accumulo
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: fate, master
    Affects Versions: 1.7.2, 1.6.6
            Reporter: John Vines

I had an issue where a table was stuck in a deleting state. I'm still digging into the specifics
of the incident, but I'm looking at the DeleteTable repo and it does not seem safe to replay
if the master goes down during execution. It calls TableManager.transitionTableState which
does a zk mutation that does not allow Deleting->Deleting. This means that if the repo
dies after the mutation but before seeding the next fate repo, any repeats will fail due to
it already being in a deleting state.

Furthermore, the only way to correct this behavior is to manually force the table into a non-deleting
state via zk surgery, and no one wants that.

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