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From "dhruba borthakur (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (HDFS-988) saveNamespace can corrupt edits log
Date Tue, 11 May 2010 21:45:55 GMT

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dhruba borthakur updated HDFS-988:
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    Status: Open  (was: Patch Available)

hi todd, can we get a unit test for this one (as described in the earlier comment)? Thanks.

> 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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