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From "Todd Lipcon (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (HDFS-988) saveNamespace can corrupt edits log
Date Wed, 28 Apr 2010 07:36:37 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-988?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel
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Todd Lipcon updated HDFS-988:
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    Status: Patch Available  (was: Open)

> 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
>            Reporter: dhruba borthakur
>            Assignee: Todd Lipcon
>         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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