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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-1557) Deletion of excess replicas should prefer to delete corrupted replicas before deleting valid replicas
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2007 22:09:04 GMT

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Doug Cutting commented on HADOOP-1557:
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> The Namenode should remove and replace corrupt replicas when they are reported by clients/datanodes,
probably on read to start off with.

That's already done.  When a checksum error is encountered, and there's more than one replica,
the offending replica is removed.

> Deletion of excess replicas should prefer to delete corrupted replicas before deleting
valid replicas
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-1557
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1557
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: dfs
>            Reporter: dhruba borthakur
>
> Suppose a block has three replicas and two of the replicas are corrupted. If the replication
factor of the file is reduced to 2. The filesystem should preferably delete the two corrupted
replicas, otherwise it could lead to a corrupted file.
> One option would be to make the datanode periodically validate all blocks with their
corresponding CRCs. The other option would be to make the setReplication call validate existing
replicas before deleting excess replicas.

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