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From "sam rash (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-1262) Failed pipeline creation during append leaves lease hanging on NN
Date Sun, 27 Jun 2010 19:11:50 GMT

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sam rash commented on HDFS-1262:
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also, in writing up the test case, i realized DFSClient.create() is not susceptible to the
same scenario.  While in theory it could happen on the NN side, right now, the namenode RPC
for create happens and then all we do is start the streamer (hence i don't have a test case
for it yet).

I still think having a finally block that calls abandonFile() for create is prudent--if we
get any exception in the process client side, abandon the file to be safe


> Failed pipeline creation during append leaves lease hanging on NN
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-1262
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1262
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: hdfs client, name-node
>    Affects Versions: 0.20-append
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: sam rash
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 0.20-append
>
>
> Ryan Rawson came upon this nasty bug in HBase cluster testing. What happened was the
following:
> 1) File's original writer died
> 2) Recovery client tried to open file for append - looped for a minute or so until soft
lease expired, then append call initiated recovery
> 3) Recovery completed successfully
> 4) Recovery client calls append again, which succeeds on the NN
> 5) For some reason, the block recovery that happens at the start of append pipeline creation
failed on all datanodes 6 times, causing the append() call to throw an exception back to HBase
master. HBase assumed the file wasn't open and put it back on a queue to try later
> 6) Some time later, it tried append again, but the lease was still assigned to the same
DFS client, so it wasn't able to recover.
> The recovery failure in step 5 is a separate issue, but the problem for this JIRA is
that the NN can think it failed to open a file for append when the NN thinks the writer holds
a lease. Since the writer keeps renewing its lease, recovery never happens, and no one can
open or recover the file until the DFS client shuts down.

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