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From "Tyler Hobbs (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-6529) sstableloader shows no progress or errors when pointed at a bad directory
Date Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:05:52 GMT

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Tyler Hobbs commented on CASSANDRA-6529:
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It would be nice to have an error message instead of a stack trace:

{noformat}
~/cassandra $ bin/sstableloader /foo/bar -d 127.0.0.1
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.RuntimeException: Could not retrieve endpoint ranges:

	at org.apache.cassandra.tools.BulkLoader$ExternalClient.init(BulkLoader.java:239)
	at org.apache.cassandra.io.sstable.SSTableLoader.stream(SSTableLoader.java:149)
	at org.apache.cassandra.tools.BulkLoader.main(BulkLoader.java:79)
Caused by: InvalidRequestException(why:No such keyspace: foo)
	at org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Cassandra$describe_ring_result$describe_ring_resultStandardScheme.read(Cassandra.java:34055)
	at org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Cassandra$describe_ring_result$describe_ring_resultStandardScheme.read(Cassandra.java:34022)
	at org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Cassandra$describe_ring_result.read(Cassandra.java:33964)
	at org.apache.thrift.TServiceClient.receiveBase(TServiceClient.java:78)
	at org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Cassandra$Client.recv_describe_ring(Cassandra.java:1251)
	at org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Cassandra$Client.describe_ring(Cassandra.java:1238)
	at org.apache.cassandra.tools.BulkLoader$ExternalClient.init(BulkLoader.java:215)
{noformat}

Can we wrap the describe_ring() call in a try/catch for InvalidRequestException and just print
the "why" attribute and a brief message that suggests checking the usage?

> sstableloader shows no progress or errors when pointed at a bad directory
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-6529
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-6529
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Tools
>            Reporter: Tyler Hobbs
>            Assignee: Marcus Eriksson
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.0.5
>
>         Attachments: 0001-verify-that-the-keyspace-exists-in-describeRing.patch
>
>
> With sstableloader, the source directory is supposed to be in the format {{<keyspace_name>/<table_name>/}}.
 If you incorrectly just put the sstables in a {{<keyspace_name>/}} directory, the sstableloader
process will not show any progress, errors, or other output, it will simply hang.
> This was initially reported on the user ML here: http://www.mail-archive.com/user@cassandra.apache.org/msg33916.html



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