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From "Todd Lipcon (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-1975) HA: Support for sharing the namenode state from active to standby.
Date Thu, 20 Oct 2011 22:38:11 GMT

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Todd Lipcon commented on HDFS-1975:
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Cool, I'll look forward to your next revision. Let me know if I can help in any way.

Another thing I was considering while reading your patch is that it would be nice if the messages
went through the same code path regardless of whether the NN is in standby or active mode.
That way we have fewer code paths to debug. Does that seem feasible?
                
> HA: Support for sharing the namenode state from active to standby.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-1975
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1975
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: name-node
>            Reporter: Suresh Srinivas
>            Assignee: Jitendra Nath Pandey
>         Attachments: HDFS-1975-HA.2.patch, HDFS-1975-HA.patch, hdfs-1975.txt, hdfs-1975.txt
>
>
> To enable hot standby namenode, the standby node must have current information for -
namenode state (image + edits) and block location information. This jira addresses keeping
the namenode state current in the standby node. To do this, the proposed solution in this
jira is to use a shared storage to store the namenode state. 
> Note one could also build an alternative solution by augmenting the backup node. A seperate
jira could explore this.

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