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From "Todd Lipcon (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-909) Race condition between rollEditLog or rollFSImage ant FSEditsLog.write operations corrupts edits log
Date Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:46:28 GMT

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Todd Lipcon commented on HDFS-909:
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bq. I think this problem does not exist in 0.20. Both FSEditLog.close and FSEditLog.logSync
invoke setReadyToFlush() within a synchronized section. 

I also think we're safe from the issue Cosmin is seeing, since close() waits for the sync
to complete before moving on. But we may be susceptible to Konstantin's race, since
enterSafeMode doesn't have the right wait behavior.

I hope to get a chance to backport my current set of tests to 20 and see what the minimal
set of changes are to fix, if they expose issues.

bq. One problem I can see in 0.20 is that isSyncRunning is not a volatile variable. Can this
cause a problem? 

I don't think so, because in this case isSyncRunning is only accessed inside synchronized
blocks. It may not need to be volatile even in trunk -
I'll check that out too.

> 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,
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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