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From "T Meyarivan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HDFS-1480) All replicas for a block end up in same rack
Date Tue, 26 Oct 2010 23:50:20 GMT
All replicas for a block end up in same rack

                 Key: HDFS-1480
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1480
             Project: Hadoop HDFS
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: T Meyarivan
            Priority: Minor

It appears that all replicas of a block can end up in the same rack. The likelihood of such
replicas seems to be directly related to decommissioning of nodes. 

Post rolling OS upgrade (decommission 3-10% of nodes, re-install etc, add them back) of a
running cluster, all replicas of about 0.16% of blocks ended up in the same rack.

Hadoop Namenode UI etc doesn't seem to know about such incorrectly replicated blocks. "hadoop
fsck .." does report that the blocks must be replicated on additional racks.

Looking at ReplicationTargetChooser.java, following seem suspect:


    int maxNodesPerRack =



    if (counter>maxTargetPerLoc) {
      logr.debug("Node "+NodeBase.getPath(node)+
                " is not chosen because the rack has too many chosen nodes");
      return false;


        chooseRandom(numOfReplicas, NodeBase.ROOT, excludedNodes,
                     blocksize, maxNodesPerRack, results);


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