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From "Tsz Wo (Nicholas), SZE (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-1787) "Not enough xcievers" error should propagate to client
Date Sat, 11 Jun 2011 01:21:59 GMT

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Tsz Wo (Nicholas), SZE commented on HDFS-1787:

> Question: There was one checkstyle-type whitespace change that wasn't associated with
code change. Should that be reverted or is that a welcome change?

If the whitespace/format changes would make it harder for reviewing, they are not welcomed.
 If there is only one change, it is fine.

> Text.readString can throw IOException. The InternalDataNodeException thrown on the next
line is also a subclass of IOException. Behaviorwise it would essentially use the same error
recovery path.

However, we will loss the information like socket addresses.

Some comments:
- Please combine them into one message.
+          DFSClient.LOG.warn("Failed to connect to" + targetAddr +": "
+              + ex.getMessage());
+          DFSClient.LOG.warn(" Adding to deadNodes and continuing");

- It is better to log the exception.
+      } catch (IOException e) {
+        // preserve previous semantics, eat the exception.
+      }

- Do we really need {{internalDNErrors}} and {{getInternalDNErrorCount()}}?  It is only used
in the tests.

> "Not enough xcievers" error should propagate to client
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-1787
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1787
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: data-node
>    Affects Versions: 0.23.0
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: Jonathan Hsieh
>              Labels: newbie
>             Fix For: 0.23.0
>         Attachments: hdfs-1787.2.patch, hdfs-1787.3.patch, hdfs-1787.3.patch, hdfs-1787.5.patch,
> We find that users often run into the default transceiver limits in the DN. Putting aside
the inherent issues with xceiver threads, it would be nice if the "xceiver limit exceeded"
error propagated to the client. Currently, clients simply see an EOFException which is hard
to interpret, and have to go slogging through DN logs to find the underlying issue.
> The data transfer protocol should be extended to either have a special error code for
"not enough xceivers" or should have some error code for generic errors with which a string
can be attached and propagated.

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