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From "Hadoop QA (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-970) FSImage writing should always fsync before close
Date Tue, 11 May 2010 10:04:43 GMT

    [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-970?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=12866115#action_12866115

Hadoop QA commented on HDFS-970:

-1 overall.  Here are the results of testing the latest attachment 
  against trunk revision 942863.

    +1 @author.  The patch does not contain any @author tags.

    -1 tests included.  The patch doesn't appear to include any new or modified tests.
                        Please justify why no new tests are needed for this patch.
                        Also please list what manual steps were performed to verify this patch.

    +1 javadoc.  The javadoc tool did not generate any warning messages.

    +1 javac.  The applied patch does not increase the total number of javac compiler warnings.

    +1 findbugs.  The patch does not introduce any new Findbugs warnings.

    +1 release audit.  The applied patch does not increase the total number of release audit

    +1 core tests.  The patch passed core unit tests.

    -1 contrib tests.  The patch failed contrib unit tests.

Test results: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Hdfs-Patch-h5.grid.sp2.yahoo.net/353/testReport/
Findbugs warnings: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Hdfs-Patch-h5.grid.sp2.yahoo.net/353/artifact/trunk/build/test/findbugs/newPatchFindbugsWarnings.html
Checkstyle results: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Hdfs-Patch-h5.grid.sp2.yahoo.net/353/artifact/trunk/build/test/checkstyle-errors.html
Console output: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Hdfs-Patch-h5.grid.sp2.yahoo.net/353/console

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> FSImage writing should always fsync before close
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-970
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-970
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: name-node
>    Affects Versions: 0.20.1, 0.21.0, 0.22.0
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: Todd Lipcon
>            Priority: Critical
>         Attachments: hdfs-970.txt
> Without an fsync, it's common that filesystems will delay the writing of metadata to
the journal until all of the data blocks have been flushed. If the system crashes while the
dirty pages haven't been flushed, the file is left in an indeterminate state. In some FSs
(eg ext4) this will result in a 0-length file. In others (eg XFS) it will result in the correct
length but any number of data blocks getting zeroed. Calling FileChannel.force before closing
the FSImage prevents this issue.

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