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From "Ufuk Celebi (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (FLINK-5777) Pass savepoint information to CheckpointingOperation
Date Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:12:41 GMT
Ufuk Celebi created FLINK-5777:
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             Summary: Pass savepoint information to CheckpointingOperation
                 Key: FLINK-5777
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-5777
             Project: Flink
          Issue Type: Sub-task
          Components: State Backends, Checkpointing
            Reporter: Ufuk Celebi
            Assignee: Ufuk Celebi


In order to make savepoints self contained in a single directory, we need to pass some information
to {{StreamTask#CheckpointingOperation}}.

I propose to extend the {{CheckpointMetaData}} for this.

We currently have some overlap with CheckpointMetaData, CheckpointMetrics, and manually passed
checkpoint ID and checkpoint timestamps. We should restrict CheckpointMetaData to the integral
meta data that needs to be passed to StreamTask#CheckpointingOperation.

This means that we move the CheckpointMetrics out of the CheckpointMetaData and the BarrierBuffer/BarrierTracker
create CheckpointMetrics separately and send it back with the acknowledge message.

CheckpointMetaData should be extended with the following properties:
- boolean isSavepoint
- String targetDirectory

There are two code paths that lead to the CheckpointingOperation:

1. From CheckpointCoordinator via RPC to StreamTask#triggerCheckpoint
- Execution#triggerCheckpoint(long, long) 
=> triggerCheckpoint(CheckpointMetaData)
- TaskManagerGateway#triggerCheckpoint(ExecutionAttemptID, JobID, long, long) 
=> TaskManagerGateway#triggerCheckpoint(ExecutionAttemptID, JobID, CheckpointMetaData)
- Task#triggerCheckpointBarrier(long, long) =>  Task#triggerCheckpointBarrier(CheckpointMetaData)

2. From intermediate streams via the CheckpointBarrier to  StreamTask#triggerCheckpointOnBarrier
- triggerCheckpointOnBarrier(CheckpointMetaData)
=> triggerCheckpointOnBarrier(CheckpointMetaData, CheckpointMetrics)
- CheckpointBarrier(long, long) => CheckpointBarrier(CheckpointMetaData)
- AcknowledgeCheckpoint(CheckpointMetaData)
=> AcknowledgeCheckpoint(long, CheckpointMetrics)

The state backends provide another stream factory that is called in CheckpointingOperation
when the meta data indicates savepoint. The state backends can choose whether they return
the regular checkpoint stream factory in that case or a special one for savepoints. That way
backends that don’t checkpoint to a file system can special case savepoints easily.

- FsStateBackend: return special FsCheckpointStreamFactory with different directory layout
- MemoryStateBackend: return regular checkpoint stream factory (MemCheckpointStreamFactory)
=> The _metadata file will contain all state as the state handles are part of it





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