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From "Konstantin Shvachko (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-909) Race condition between rollEditLog or rollFSImage ant FSEditsLog.write operations corrupts edits log
Date Wed, 10 Feb 2010 19:34:29 GMT

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Konstantin Shvachko commented on HDFS-909:
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> Unfortunately, I wasn't able to write a unit test that reproduces your race. 

Yes unit test is hard here. 
But you can reproduce the problem manually, then fix it and verify the same sequence of steps
does not corrupt the edits.
This is a perfectly acceptable way of doing things imo, and in line with practices in this
community.

> I think we need an additional method with stronger guarantees than waitForSyncToFinish

What if we just call {{getEditLog().logSync();}} before entering safe mode. 
If it is a synchronized call it should guarantee all syncs are complete when we enter safe
mode.

> Race condition between rollEditLog or rollFSImage ant FSEditsLog.write operations  corrupts
edits log
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-909
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-909
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: name-node
>    Affects Versions: 0.20.1, 0.20.2, 0.21.0, 0.22.0
>         Environment: CentOS
>            Reporter: Cosmin Lehene
>            Assignee: Todd Lipcon
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 0.21.0, 0.22.0
>
>         Attachments: hdfs-909-unittest.txt, hdfs-909.txt, hdfs-909.txt, hdfs-909.txt
>
>
> closing the edits log file can race with write to edits log file operation resulting
in OP_INVALID end-of-file marker being initially overwritten by the concurrent (in setReadyToFlush)
threads and then removed twice from the buffer, losing a good byte from edits log.
> Example:
> {code}
> FSNameSystem.rollEditLog() -> FSEditLog.divertFileStreams() -> FSEditLog.closeStream()
-> EditLogOutputStream.setReadyToFlush()
> FSNameSystem.rollEditLog() -> FSEditLog.divertFileStreams() -> FSEditLog.closeStream()
-> EditLogOutputStream.flush() -> EditLogFileOutputStream.flushAndSync()
> OR
> FSNameSystem.rollFSImage() -> FSIMage.rollFSImage() -> FSEditLog.purgeEditLog()
-> FSEditLog.revertFileStreams() -> FSEditLog.closeStream() ->EditLogOutputStream.setReadyToFlush()

> FSNameSystem.rollFSImage() -> FSIMage.rollFSImage() -> FSEditLog.purgeEditLog()
-> FSEditLog.revertFileStreams() -> FSEditLog.closeStream() ->EditLogOutputStream.flush()
-> EditLogFileOutputStream.flushAndSync()
> VERSUS
> FSNameSystem.completeFile -> FSEditLog.logSync() -> EditLogOutputStream.setReadyToFlush()
> FSNameSystem.completeFile -> FSEditLog.logSync() -> EditLogOutputStream.flush()
-> EditLogFileOutputStream.flushAndSync()
> OR 
> Any FSEditLog.write
> {code}
> Access on the edits flush operations is synchronized only in the FSEdits.logSync() method
level. However at a lower level access to EditsLogOutputStream setReadyToFlush(), flush()
or flushAndSync() is NOT synchronized. These can be called from concurrent threads like in
the example above
> So if a rollEditLog or rollFSIMage is happening at the same time with a write operation
it can race for EditLogFileOutputStream.setReadyToFlush that will overwrite the the last byte
(normally the FSEditsLog.OP_INVALID which is the "end-of-file marker") and then remove it
twice (from each thread) in flushAndSync()! Hence there will be a valid byte missing from
the edits log that leads to a SecondaryNameNode silent failure and a full HDFS failure upon
cluster restart. 
> We got to this point after investigating a corrupted edits file that made HDFS unable
to start with 
> {code:title=namenode.log}
> java.io.IOException: Incorrect data format. logVersion is -20 but writables.length is
768. 
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.FSEditLog.loadEditRecords(FSEditLog.java:450
> {code}
> EDIT: moved the logs to a comment to make this readable

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