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From "Suresh Srinivas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (HADOOP-5724) Datanode should report deletion of blocks to Namenode explicitly
Date Wed, 22 Apr 2009 21:22:47 GMT

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Suresh Srinivas updated HADOOP-5724:
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    Attachment: blockdel.patch

> Datanode should report deletion of blocks to Namenode explicitly
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-5724
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-5724
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Suresh Srinivas
>            Assignee: Suresh Srinivas
>             Fix For: 0.21.0
>
>         Attachments: blockdel.patch
>
>
> Currently datanode notifies namenode newly added blocks and the blocks that are corrupt.
There is no explicit message from the datanode to the namenode to indicate the deletion of
blocks. Block reports from the datanode is the only way for the namenode to learn about the
deletion of blocks at a datanode. With the addition of explicit request to indicate to block
deletion, block report interval (which is currently 1 hour) can be increased to a longer duration.
This reduces load on both namenode and datanodes.
>  

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