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From "Hong Tang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-5478) Provide a node health check script and run it periodically to check the node health status
Date Wed, 17 Jun 2009 14:48:08 GMT

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Hong Tang commented on HADOOP-5478:
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bq. The health checking would fit in with the notion of a Ping operation, as raised in HADOOP-5622.
Every service should have a way of saying "are you up". The failure to answer the query: trouble.
If the call returns with an error: trouble. If the call returns saying it is well, then all
you know is that the service thinks it is well, but still may not be capable of useful work.

Though, at both times, the only one who knows about the trouble is the health checker and
not the rest of the world. 

> Provide a node health check script and run it periodically to check the node health status
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-5478
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-5478
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: mapred
>    Affects Versions: 0.20.0
>            Reporter: Aroop Maliakkal
>            Assignee: Sreekanth Ramakrishnan
>         Attachments: hadoop-5478-1.patch, hadoop-5478-2.patch, hadoop-5478-3.patch, hadoop-5478-4.patch,
hadoop-5478-5.patch
>
>
> Hadoop must have some mechanism to find the health status of a node . It should run the
health check script periodically and if there is any errors, it should black list the node.
This will be really helpful when we run static mapred clusters. Else we may have to run some
scripts/daemons periodically to find the node status and take it offline manually.

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