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From "dhruba borthakur (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3069) A failure on SecondaryNameNode truncates the primary NameNode image.
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2008 21:53:24 GMT

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dhruba borthakur commented on HADOOP-3069:

Maybe we need this fix for 0.17?

> A failure on SecondaryNameNode truncates the primary NameNode image.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-3069
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-3069
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: dfs
>    Affects Versions: 0.13.0
>            Reporter: Konstantin Shvachko
> When the primary name-node pulls the new image from the secondary, 
> and the transfer fails for some reason then the primary considers the new image, 
> which may not be completely transfered yet or may be not transfered at all, 
> as a valid one and will roll it into the new files system image, which will be either
corrupted or empty.
> The problem here is that the error message from the secondary node does not reach the
> And this happens because TransferFsImage.getFileServer() closes the connection output
> in its finalize section. The secondary later sends the error reply which cannot be received
by the primary
> and causes the following exception on the secondary:
> {code}
> 08/03/21 12:16:52 ERROR NameNode.Secondary: java.io.FileNotFoundException: \hadoop-data\hdfs\namesecondary\destimage.tmp
(The system cannot find the file specified)
> 08/03/21 12:16:56 WARN /: /getimage?getimage=1: 
> java.lang.IllegalStateException: Committed
> 	at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHttpResponse.resetBuffer(ServletHttpResponse.java:212)
> 	at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHttpResponse.sendError(ServletHttpResponse.java:375)
> 	at org.apache.hadoop.dfs.SecondaryNameNode$GetImageServlet.doGet(SecondaryNameNode.java:485)
> 	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:689)
> 	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:802)
> 	at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHolder.handle(ServletHolder.java:427)
> 	at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.WebApplicationHandler.dispatch(WebApplicationHandler.java:475)
> 	at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.handle(ServletHandler.java:567)
> 	at org.mortbay.http.HttpContext.handle(HttpContext.java:1565)
> 	at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.WebApplicationContext.handle(WebApplicationContext.java:635)
> 	at org.mortbay.http.HttpContext.handle(HttpContext.java:1517)
> 	at org.mortbay.http.HttpServer.service(HttpServer.java:954)
> 	at org.mortbay.http.HttpConnection.service(HttpConnection.java:814)
> 	at org.mortbay.http.HttpConnection.handleNext(HttpConnection.java:981)
> 	at org.mortbay.http.HttpConnection.handle(HttpConnection.java:831)
> 	at org.mortbay.http.SocketListener.handleConnection(SocketListener.java:244)
> 	at org.mortbay.util.ThreadedServer.handle(ThreadedServer.java:357)
> 	at org.mortbay.util.ThreadPool$PoolThread.run(ThreadPool.java:534)
> {code}
> But the exception does not effect the behavior of the primary node. Since the stream
is closed the primary thinks 
> the file transfer was successfully finished and acts further accordingly.
> There 2 bugs that need to be fixed here.
> # The error message should be delivered to the primary, and the primary should not corrupt
its image in case of an error.
> # The doGet() method of both HttpServlet-s should catch not only IOException-s but any
> If we miss NPE or SecurityException the main image will truncated.

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