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From "philo vivero (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-1125) Removing a datanode (failed or decommissioned) should not require a namenode restart
Date Thu, 05 May 2011 21:55:03 GMT

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philo vivero commented on HDFS-1125:
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Please keep this as blocker. I cannot believe he amount of work I have to go through to decommission
a node. This should be nearly automatic.

> Removing a datanode (failed or decommissioned) should not require a namenode restart
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-1125
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1125
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: name-node
>    Affects Versions: 0.20.2
>            Reporter: Alex Loddengaard
>            Priority: Blocker
>
> I've heard of several Hadoop users using dfsadmin -report to monitor the number of dead
nodes, and alert if that number is not 0.  This mechanism tends to work pretty well, except
when a node is decommissioned or fails, because then the namenode requires a restart for said
node to be entirely removed from HDFS.  More details here:
> http://markmail.org/search/?q=decommissioned%20node%20showing%20up%20ad%20dead%20node%20in%20web%20based%09interface%20to%20namenode#query:decommissioned%20node%20showing%20up%20ad%20dead%20node%20in%20web%20based%09interface%20to%20namenode+page:1+mid:7gwqwdkobgfuszb4+state:results
> Removal from the exclude file and a refresh should get rid of the dead node.

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