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From "ASF GitHub Bot (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DRILL-5660) Drill 1.10 queries fail due to Parquet Metadata "corruption" from DRILL-3867
Date Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:21:01 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on DRILL-5660:

Github user vdiravka commented on a diff in the pull request:

    --- Diff: exec/java-exec/src/main/java/org/apache/drill/exec/store/parquet/ParquetGroupScan.java
    @@ -974,8 +1005,17 @@ private int updateRowGroupInfo(long maxRecords) {
       public ParquetGroupScan clone(FileSelection selection) throws IOException {
         ParquetGroupScan newScan = new ParquetGroupScan(this);
    -    newScan.setCacheFileRoot(selection.cacheFileRoot);
    -    newScan.init(selection.getMetaContext());
    +    MetadataContext metaContext = selection.getMetaContext();
    +    if (metaContext == null) {
    +      metaContext = new MetadataContext();
    +    }
    +    if (newScan.usedMetadataCache) {
    +      newScan.setCacheFileRoot(selection.cacheFileRoot);
    --- End diff --

> Drill 1.10 queries fail due to Parquet Metadata "corruption" from DRILL-3867
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DRILL-5660
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DRILL-5660
>             Project: Apache Drill
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.11.0
>            Reporter: Paul Rogers
>            Assignee: Vitalii Diravka
>              Labels: doc-impacting
>             Fix For: 1.12.0
> Drill recently accepted a PR for the following bug:
> DRILL-3867: Store relative paths in metadata file
> This PR turned out to have a flaw which affects version compatibility.
> The DRILL-3867 PR changed the format of Parquet metadata files to store relative paths.
All Drill servers after that PR create files with relative paths. But, the version number
of the file is unchanged, so that older Drillbits don't know that they can't understand the
> Instead, if an older Drill tries to read the file, queries fail left and right. Drill
will resolve the paths, but does so relative to the user's HDFS home directory, which is wrong.
> What should have happened is that we should have bumped the parquet metadata file version
number so that older Drillbits can’t read the file. This ticket requests that we do that.
> Now, one could argue that the lack of version number change is fine. Once a user upgrades
Drill, they won't use an old Drillbit. But, things are not that simple:
> * A developer tests a branch based on a pre-DRILL-3867 build on a cluster in which metadata
files have been created by a post-DRILL-3867 build. (This has already occurred multiple times
in our shop.)
> * A user tries to upgrade to Drill 1.11, finds an issue, and needs to roll back to Drill
1.10. Doing so will cause queries to fail due to seemingly-corrupt metadata files.
> * A user tries to do a rolling upgrade: running 1.11 on some servers, 1.10 on others.
Once a 1.11 server is installed, the metadata is updated ("corrupted" from the perspective
of 1.10) and queries fail.
> Standard practice in this scenario is to:
> * Bump the file version number when the file format changes, and
> * Software refuses to read files with a version newer than the software was designed
> Of course, it is highly desirable that newer servers read old files, but that is not
the issue here.
> *Main technical points of working of parquet metadata caching for now.*
> Only process of reading the parquet metadata is changed (the process of writing isn't
> +1. Metadata files are valid:+
> Metadata objects are created by deserialization of parquet metadata files in the process
of creating ParquetGroupScan physical operator. 
> All supported versions are stored in the "MetadataVersion.Constants" class and in the
Jackson annotations for Metadata.ParquetTableMetadataBase class.
> +2. Metadata files version isn't supported (created by newer Drill version). Drill table
has at least one metadata file of unsupported version:+
> JsonMappingException is obtained and swallowed without creating metadata object. Error
message is logged. The state is stored in MetadataContext, therefore further there will be
no attempt to deserialize metadata file again in context of performing current query. The
physical plan will be created without using parquet metadata caching. Warning message is logged
for every further check "is metadata corrupted".
> +3. Drill table has at least one corrupted metadata file, which can't be deserialized:+
> JsonParseException is obtained. Then the same behaviour as for the unsupported version
> +4. The metadata file was removed by other process:+
> FileNotFound is obtained. Then the same behaviour as for the unsupported version files.
> The new versions of metadata should be added in such manner:
> 1. Increasing of the metadata major version if metadata structure is changed.
> 2. Increasing of the metadata minor version if only metadata content is changed, but
metadata structure is the same.
> For the first case a new metadata structure (class) should be created (possible an improvement
of deserializing metadata files of any version into one strucure by using special converting)
> For the second case only annotation for the last metadata structure can be updated.
> *Summary*
> 1. Drill will read and use metadata files if files are valid, all present and supported.
Under supported we mean that files were created before and under current Drill version.
> 2. Drill will ignore reading metadata files if at least one file is missing, empty, corrupted
or unsupported. Under unsupported we mean files created after current Drill version. When
metadata files are not used, warning message will be written to the logs.

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