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From "Amareshwari Sriramadasu (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3546) TaskTracker re-initialization gets stuck in cleaning up
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2008 11:34:46 GMT

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Amareshwari Sriramadasu commented on HADOOP-3546:
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The problem is added by the code for Joining cleanup thread through HADOOP-2393.
TaskTracker is waiting for the task cleanup thread to come out. But taskcleanup thread comes
out only when the flag _shuttingDown_ is set true. So, the tasktracker is stuck in close().

After analysing the code in TaskTracker.java, these following improvements in the code will
actually fix the bug,  
1. _taskCleanupThread_ is started by static code block. That should be moved to _initialize()_.
Since we want to stop the thread and start again in the reintialization. 
2. There are two flags _running_ and _shuttingDown_. _running_ is set true in _intialize()_
once all the data structures are intialized , all the threads and servers are started etc..
And _shuttingDown_ is set in the method _shutdown()_ .  _shutdown()_ is nothing but  _close()_
 and stops the StatusHttpServer. So, we can move _shuttingDown_ to _close()_ and rename it
to _closing_.
3.The following code in TaskTracker.run() is not necessary:
 {noformat}  if (shuttingDown) { return; } {noformat}
Since the flag is never set in the loop. 
4. _intialize()_ is called even for Denied tasktracker before shutting down (easily reproducible).
So, We can call _intialize()_ only if task tracker is stale state.
5. The method _isRunning()_ (introduced in HADOOP-2393) can be removed and the flag can be
directly accessed from the thread.


> TaskTracker re-initialization gets stuck in cleaning up
> -------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-3546
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-3546
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: mapred
>    Affects Versions: 0.18.0
>            Reporter: Amareshwari Sriramadasu
>            Assignee: Amareshwari Sriramadasu
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 0.18.0
>
>
> If TaskTracker gets reinit action, it is stuck in joining task cleanup thread. 

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