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From "Todd Lipcon (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HDFS-1994) Fix race conditions when running two rapidly checkpointing 2NNs
Date Wed, 25 May 2011 01:24:47 GMT

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Todd Lipcon updated HDFS-1994:
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    Attachment: hdfs-1994.txt

Here's a preliminary patch. It needs some more unit tests that trigger the interleaving described
above.

Doing the stress test described, it now runs a lot more stably, though there's still one unrelated
issue in the 2NN (to be addressed later)

> Fix race conditions when running two rapidly checkpointing 2NNs
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-1994
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1994
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: name-node
>    Affects Versions: Edit log branch (HDFS-1073)
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: Todd Lipcon
>             Fix For: Edit log branch (HDFS-1073)
>
>         Attachments: hdfs-1994.txt
>
>
> HDFS-1984 added the ability to run two secondary namenodes at the same time. However,
there were two races I found when stress testing this (by running two NNs each checkpointing
in a tight loop with no sleep):
> 1) the writing of the seen_txid file was not atomic, so it was at some points reading
an empty file
> 2) it was possible for two checkpointers to try to take a checkpoint at the same transaction
ID, which would cause the two image downloads to collide and fail

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