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From "sam rash (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-1057) Concurrent readers hit ChecksumExceptions if following a writer to very end of file
Date Wed, 18 May 2011 23:54:48 GMT

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sam rash commented on HDFS-1057:
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the test opens/closes files for read/write. that exposed a slow leak last time.

I suggest anyone concerned with resources leaks in hadoop investigate.  we don't see the test
failure in our open-sourced 0.20 fork

removing the test is an option;  or coming up with a better one (this was my first hdfs feature
+ test).


> Concurrent readers hit ChecksumExceptions if following a writer to very end of file
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-1057
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1057
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: data-node
>    Affects Versions: 0.20-append, 0.21.0, 0.22.0
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: sam rash
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 0.20-append, 0.21.0, 0.22.0
>
>         Attachments: HDFS-1057-0.20-append.patch, conurrent-reader-patch-1.txt, conurrent-reader-patch-2.txt,
conurrent-reader-patch-3.txt, hdfs-1057-trunk-1.txt, hdfs-1057-trunk-2.txt, hdfs-1057-trunk-3.txt,
hdfs-1057-trunk-4.txt, hdfs-1057-trunk-5.txt, hdfs-1057-trunk-6.txt
>
>
> In BlockReceiver.receivePacket, it calls replicaInfo.setBytesOnDisk before calling flush().
Therefore, if there is a concurrent reader, it's possible to race here - the reader will see
the new length while those bytes are still in the buffers of BlockReceiver. Thus the client
will potentially see checksum errors or EOFs. Additionally, the last checksum chunk of the
file is made accessible to readers even though it is not stable.

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