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From "Allen Wittenauer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (HDFS-6239) start-dfs.sh does not start remote DataNode due to escape characters
Date Mon, 15 Dec 2014 18:42:16 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-6239?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Allen Wittenauer resolved HDFS-6239.
    Resolution: Won't Fix

Hadoop 1.x is dead and trunk/3.x has completely different code for this now. Closing as won't

> start-dfs.sh does not start remote DataNode due to escape characters
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-6239
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-6239
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: scripts
>    Affects Versions: 1.2.1
>         Environment: GNU bash, version 4.1.2(1)-release (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu)
> Linux foo 2.6.32-431.3.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Dec 13 06:58:20 EST 2013 x86_64 x86_64
x86_64 GNU/Linux
> AFS file system.
>            Reporter: xyzzy
> start-dfs.sh fails to start remote data nodes and task nodes, though it is possible to
start them manually through hadoop-daemon.sh.
> I've been able to debug and find the root cause the bug, and I thought it was a trivial
fix, but I do not know how to do it. Can't figure out a way to handle this seemingly trivial
> hadoop-daemons.sh calls slave.sh:
> exec "$bin/slaves.sh" --config $HADOOP_CONF_DIR cd "$HADOOP_HOME" \; "$bin/hadoop-daemon.sh"
--config $HADOOP_CONF_DIR "$@"
> This is the issue when I debug using bash -x: In slaves.sh, the \; becomes ';'
> + ssh xxxx.xx.xxxx.xxx cd /afs/xx.xxxx.xxx/x/x/x/xx/xxxxx/libexec/.. ';' /afs/xx.xxxx.xxx/x/x/x/xx/xxxx/bin/hadoop-daemon.sh
--config /afs/xx.xxxx.xxx/x/x/x/xx/xxxx/libexec/../conf start datanode
> The problem is ';' . Because the semi-colon is surrounded by quotes, it doesn't execute
the code after that. I manually ran the above command, and as expected the data node did not
start. When I removed the quotes around the semi-colon, everything works. Please note that
you can see the issue only when you do bash -x. If you echo the statement, the quotes around
the semi-colon are not visible.
> This issue is always reproducible for me, and because of it, I have to manually start
daemons on each machine. 

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