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From "Hairong Kuang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-1630) Checksum fsedits
Date Thu, 17 Feb 2011 22:11:12 GMT

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Hairong Kuang commented on HDFS-1630:

I did some experiments with MD5. For every transaction, a MD5 digest (16 bytes) is calculated.
But to save the disk overhead, only half of the digest (8 bytes) is saved to the fssedit log.
I observed only 2% overhead for directory creations and deletions in fsnamesystem for an average
transaction size of 100 bytes. This seems negligible.

> the stream to the secondary/backup node should also be checksummed to detect...
If we have checksum for each fsedit transaction, I do not see the need to checksum the stream.
The only error case that could not be detected by per transaction checksum is that the edit
log gets truncated at a transaction boundary. However, SNN does validate the edit log size.
So the truncation can be also detected.

> Checksum fsedits
> ----------------
>                 Key: HDFS-1630
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1630
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: name-node
>            Reporter: Hairong Kuang
>            Assignee: Hairong Kuang
> HDFS-903 calculates a MD5 checksum to a saved image, so that we could verify the integrity
of the image at the loading time.
> The other half of the story is how to verify fsedits. Similarly we could use the checksum
approach. But since a fsedit file is growing constantly, a checksum per file does not work.
I am thinking to add a checksum per transaction. Is it doable or too expensive?

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