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From "Todd Lipcon (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-988) saveNamespace can corrupt edits log
Date Fri, 30 Apr 2010 19:58:59 GMT

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Todd Lipcon commented on HDFS-988:
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The failed test is unrelated (been failing all patch builds lately)

Can anyone suggest a unit test for this issue? I can't think of any to add since functionality
wasn't changed, we just cleaned up some potential races.

> saveNamespace can corrupt edits log
> -----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-988
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-988
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: name-node
>    Affects Versions: 0.21.0, 0.22.0
>            Reporter: dhruba borthakur
>            Assignee: Todd Lipcon
>            Priority: Blocker
>         Attachments: hdfs-988.txt, saveNamespace.txt
>
>
> The adminstrator puts the namenode is safemode and then issues the savenamespace command.
This can corrupt the edits log. The problem is that  when the NN enters safemode, there could
still be pending logSycs occuring from other threads. Now, the saveNamespace command, when
executed, would save a edits log with partial writes. I have seen this happen on 0.20.
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-909?focusedCommentId=12828853&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#action_12828853

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