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From "Konstantin Shvachko (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-1172) Blocks in newly completed files are considered under-replicated too quickly
Date Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:25:06 GMT

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Konstantin Shvachko commented on HDFS-1172:
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I  think this makes a lot of sense. Putting r2 into pending replication is correct as NN knows
the replication (via pipeline) is in progress. This is exactly what is needed.

> Blocks in newly completed files are considered under-replicated too quickly
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-1172
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1172
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: name-node
>    Affects Versions: 0.21.0
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>         Attachments: HDFS-1172.patch
>
>
> I've seen this for a long time, and imagine it's a known issue, but couldn't find an
existing JIRA. It often happens that we see the NN schedule replication on the last block
of files very quickly after they're completed, before the other DNs in the pipeline have a
chance to report the new block. This results in a lot of extra replication work on the cluster,
as we replicate the block and then end up with multiple excess replicas which are very quickly
deleted.

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