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From "Konstantin Shvachko (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-1597) Batched edit log syncs can reset synctxid throw assertions
Date Tue, 08 Feb 2011 01:58:57 GMT

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Konstantin Shvachko commented on HDFS-1597:

Good point Todd, 
- entering safemode cleans the queue of currents transaction, and
- then safemode acts as a lock for savenamespace preventing initiation of new transactions.

This probably becomes the reason why HDFS-1508 wont work.

I see a warning in TestEditLog: 
{{fsimage.getStorage().getStorageFile(it.next(), NameNodeFile.EDITS)}} should be replaced
{{NNStorage.getStorageFile(it.next(), NameNodeFile.EDITS)}}

I agree setting {{synctxid = syncStart}} should happen only if the sync occurred, otherwise

{{synctxid}} will be set to 0 and unnecessary sync again.

+1 modular warning.

> Batched edit log syncs can reset synctxid throw assertions
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-1597
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1597
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 0.22.0
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: Todd Lipcon
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 0.22.0
>         Attachments: hdfs-1597.txt, hdfs-1597.txt, illustrate-test-failure.txt
> The top of FSEditLog.logSync has the following assertion:
> {code}
>         assert editStreams.size() > 0 : "no editlog streams";
> {code}
> which should actually come after checking to see if the sync was already batched in by
another thread.
> This is related to a second bug in which the same case causes synctxid to be reset to

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