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From "dhruba borthakur (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-1300) deletion of excess replicas does not take into account 'rack-locality'
Date Sat, 02 Jun 2007 05:56:15 GMT

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dhruba borthakur commented on HADOOP-1300:
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The goal while deleting excess replicas should be to maximize the number of unique racks 
on which replicas will remain.

For example, if a block has 5 replicas on racks R1, R1, R2, R2, R3 and the target replication
factor is 3, then we can delete one of the replicas from rack R1 and another one from rack
R2. This leaves us with replicas R1, R2 and R3.

If there are multiple replicas on a rack and we are supposed to delete a replica from that
rack, then we select the replica from that datanode that has the least amount of available
disk space.



> deletion of excess replicas does not take into account 'rack-locality'
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-1300
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1300
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: dfs
>            Reporter: Koji Noguchi
>
> One rack went down today, resulting in one missing block/file.
> Looking at the log, this block was originally over-replicated. 
> 3 replicas on one rack and 1 replica on another.
> Namenode decided to delete the latter, leaving 3 replicas on the same rack.
> It'll be nice if the deletion is also rack-aware.

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