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From "Todd Lipcon (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HDFS-1260) 0.20: Block lost when multiple DNs trying to recover it to different genstamps
Date Wed, 23 Jun 2010 00:30:52 GMT
0.20: Block lost when multiple DNs trying to recover it to different genstamps
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                 Key: HDFS-1260
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1260
             Project: Hadoop HDFS
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 0.20-append
            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
            Assignee: Todd Lipcon
            Priority: Critical
             Fix For: 0.20-append


Saw this issue on a cluster where some ops people were doing network changes without shutting
down DNs first. So, recovery ended up getting started at multiple different DNs at the same
time, and some race condition occurred that caused a block to get permanently stuck in recovery
mode. What seems to have happened is the following:
- FSDataset.tryUpdateBlock called with old genstamp 7091, new genstamp 7094, while the block
in the volumeMap (and on filesystem) was genstamp 7093
- we find the block file and meta file based on block ID only, without comparing gen stamp
- we rename the meta file to the new genstamp _7094
- in updateBlockMap, we do comparison in the volumeMap by oldblock *without* wildcard GS,
so it does *not* update volumeMap
- validateBlockMetaData now fails with "blk_7739687463244048122_7094 does not exist in blocks
map"

After this point, all future recovery attempts to that node fail in getBlockMetaDataInfo,
since it finds the _7094 gen stamp in getStoredBlock (since the meta file got renamed above)
and then fails since _7094 isn't in volumeMap in validateBlockMetadata

Making a unit test for this is probably going to be difficult, but doable.

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