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From Todd Lipcon <t...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Name Node Corruption When Shutdown Too Soon
Date Tue, 09 Feb 2010 01:10:42 GMT
Hi Jonathan,

Another question: how have you configured dfs.name.dir? Do you have
several directories configured?


On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Todd Lipcon <todd@cloudera.com> wrote:
> Hey Jonathan,
> As Konstantin mentioned, I've been looking into a couple issues that
> could be related. At first glance it doesn't sound like you've run
> into quite the same thing.
> What version did you see this on? The steps to reproduce are something like:
> 1) Start a NN
> 2) Perform a bunch of edits so there is a large edit log
> 3) kill -9 the NN
> 4) start the NN again
> 5) while it is in the middle of replaying edits, kill -9 it again
> 6) start the NN, and lose all the previous edits?
> Or did I misunderstand what happened? If that sounds right, I'll give
> it a go and see if I can reproduce.
> Thanks
> -Todd
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 8:45 AM, Allen, Jonathan <jonathan.allen2@hp.com> wrote:
>> I've come across a name node bug and just wanted to check if it's a known issue before
I formally raise it (I've had a quick look through the database but couldn't see anything
>> If the name node is shut down before it has completed reading through the edit log
then the edit log gets removed without the image file being updated.  This results in name
node reverting to its previously saved state (out of sync with the data nodes) and the most
recent edits getting lost.
>> Does anybody recognise this as a known issue or should I raise it?
>> Thanks,
>> Jonathan Allen
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