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From "Kan Zhang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-564) Adding pipeline test 17-35
Date Tue, 06 Oct 2009 00:31:31 GMT

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Kan Zhang commented on HDFS-564:

I've attached 2 preliminary patches. 

h564-24.patch is a patch for the pre-append-merge trunk. This patch changes the behavior of
BlockReciever.java in 2 ways. 1) When downstream error happens (ends up in handleMirrorOutError()),
the receiver thread no longer interrupts the responder thread, which may lead the responder
to behave as if local error has occurred and give the wrong idea to upstream node. 2) The
responder will try to read all downstream statuses (up to first ERROR status) before sending
its own status and forwarding others to upstream node. If the responder fails to read all
downstream statuses it needs, it will mark the next downstream datanode as ERROR.

h564-24.patch implements all the tests except 26-28 and 31-33. In the case of test 26-28,
I've seen intermittent failures similar to those described in HDFS-101, i.e., when the first
datanode sends all statuses to DFSClient and closes the socket, DFSClient isn't able to read
those statuses and instead gets a TCP reset. As a result, DFSClient will mistakenly consider
the first datanode at fault. In the case of test 31-33, the DFSClient will keep receiving
 seqno == -1 (keep alive) and hang.

h564-25.patch is a quick port of h564-24.patch to the current post-append-merge trunk. Unfortunately
many of the tests are failing and I may not have time to investigate it. Hopefully, someone
can pick it up from here.

> Adding pipeline test 17-35
> --------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-564
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-564
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: test
>            Reporter: Kan Zhang
>            Assignee: Kan Zhang
>         Attachments: h564-24.patch, h564-25.patch

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