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From "Raghu Angadi (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-4663) Datanode should delete files under tmp when upgraded from 0.17
Date Tue, 02 Dec 2008 20:08:44 GMT

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Raghu Angadi commented on HADOOP-4663:
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Regd the patch : 

- Did you test the patch?
- It looks like it still moves meta files to data directory (removes the actual block file).
- Not sure why we check datanode's data directory for metadata file.. even if it exists, it
would mostly be in some sub directory under datadir.
     -- Related to the above : from the logic it looks like this might leave more than one
metadata file in 

> Datanode should delete files under tmp when upgraded from 0.17
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-4663
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-4663
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: dfs
>    Affects Versions: 0.18.0
>            Reporter: Raghu Angadi
>            Assignee: dhruba borthakur
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 0.18.3
>
>         Attachments: deleteTmp.patch
>
>
> Before 0.18, when Datanode restarts, it deletes files under data-dir/tmp  directory since
these files are not valid anymore. But in 0.18 it moves these files to normal directory incorrectly
making them valid blocks. One of the following would work :
> - remove the tmp files during upgrade, or
> - if the files under /tmp are in pre-18 format (i.e. no generation), delete them.
> Currently effect of this bug is that, these files end up failing block verification and
eventually get deleted. But cause incorrect over-replication at the namenode before that.
> Also it looks like our policy regd treating files under tmp needs to be defined better.
Right now there are probably one or two more bugs with it. Dhruba, please file them if you
rememeber.

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