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From "Suresh Srinivas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Reopened] (HDFS-4208) NameNode could be stuck in SafeMode due to never-created blocks
Date Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:54:58 GMT

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Suresh Srinivas reopened HDFS-4208:
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> NameNode could be stuck in SafeMode due to never-created blocks
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-4208
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-4208
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: name-node
>    Affects Versions: 1.1.0
>            Reporter: Brandon Li
>            Assignee: Brandon Li
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 1.1.1
>
>         Attachments: HDFS-4208.branch-1.patch, HDFS-4208.branch-1.patch, HDFS-4208.branch-1.patch
>
>
> In one test case, NameNode allocated a block and then was killed before the client got
the addBlock response. After NameNode restarted, it couldn't get out of SafeMode waiting for
the block which was never created. In trunk, NameNode can get out of SafeMode since it only
counts complete blocks. However branch-1 doesn't have the clear notion of under-constructioned-block
in Namenode. 
> JIRA HDFS-4212 is to track the never-created-block issue and this JIRA is to fix NameNode
in branch-1 so it can get out of SafeMode when never-created-block exists.
> The proposed idea is for SafeMode not to count the zero-sized last block in an under-construction
file as part of total blcok count.

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