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From "dhruba borthakur (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-2012) Periodic verification at the Datanode
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2007 08:33:51 GMT

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dhruba borthakur commented on HADOOP-2012:
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I like Eric's idea of ordering the blocks in numeric order. I had described this approach
in my earlier comment  in this Jira.  The Datanode can persist the last block that was verified
(for Datanode restarts).



> Periodic verification at the Datanode
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-2012
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-2012
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: dfs
>            Reporter: Raghu Angadi
>            Assignee: Raghu Angadi
>             Fix For: 0.16.0
>
>         Attachments: HADOOP-2012.patch, HADOOP-2012.patch, HADOOP-2012.patch, HADOOP-2012.patch
>
>
> Currently on-disk data corruption on data blocks is detected only when it is read by
the client or by another datanode.  These errors are detected much earlier if datanode can
periodically verify the data checksums for the local blocks.
> Some of the issues to consider :
> - How should we check the blocks ( no more often than once every couple of weeks ?)
> - How do we keep track of when a block was last verfied ( there is a .meta file associcated
with each lock ).
> - What action to take once a corruption is detected
> - Scanning should be done as a very low priority with rest of the datanode disk traffic
in mind.

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