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From "Hairong Kuang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HDFS-1526) Dfs client name for a map/reduce task should have some randomness
Date Fri, 03 Dec 2010 07:14:11 GMT
Dfs client name for a map/reduce task should have some randomness

                 Key: HDFS-1526
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1526
             Project: Hadoop HDFS
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: hdfs client
            Reporter: Hairong Kuang
            Assignee: Hairong Kuang
             Fix For: 0.23.0

Fsck shows one of the files in our dfs cluster is corrupt.

# /bin/hadoop fsck aFile -files -blocks -locations
aFile: 4633 bytes, 2 block(s): 
aFile: CORRUPT block blk_-4597378336099313975
0. blk_-4597378336099313975_2284630101 len=0 repl=3 [...]
1. blk_5024052590403223424_2284630107 len=4633 repl=3 [...]Status: CORRUPT

On disk, these two blocks are of the same size and the same content. It turns out the writer
of the file is from a multiple threaded map task. Each thread may write to the same file.
One possible interaction of two threads might make this to happen:
[T1: create aFile] [T2: delete aFile] [T2: create aFile][T1: addBlock 0 to aFile][T2: addBlock1
to aFile]...

Because T1 and T2 have the same client name, which is the map task id, the above interactions
could be done without any lease exception, thus eventually leading to a corrupt file. To solve
the problem, a mapreduce task's client name could be formed by its task id followed by a random

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