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From "Bertrand Dechoux (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-1276) Add failed volume info to dfsadmin report
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:49:07 GMT

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Bertrand Dechoux commented on HDFS-1276:

One question about the need :
* Wouldn't it be possible to have the same as the HDFS web interface ie the list of namenode
storage and their status? If I understand correctly, this patch will display (if any) failed
volumes of datanode (and maybe namenode).

Second, about the patch :
* use "" instead of new String[0]
* The comment or the code about parsing the error message is wrong
=> the error message is : "DataNode failed volumes:<failed_volume>;<failed_volume>..."
=> but the code split twice on ':', shouldn't it be first on ':' and then on ';' ?
* Isn't that a very fragile way of reporting error? People might use (and so will use) the
report output to do monitoring.
> Add failed volume info to dfsadmin report
> -----------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-1276
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1276
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 0.21.0
>            Reporter: Jeff Zhang
>            Assignee: Jeff Zhang
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: HDFS_1276.patch
> Currently, users do not know which volumes are failed unless he looks into the logs,
this way is not convenient for users. I plan to put the failed volumes in the report of HDFS.
Then hdfs administers can use command "bin/hadoop dfsadmin -report" to find which volumes
are failed.

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