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From "Suresh Srinivas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-5434) Write resiliency for replica count 1
Date Fri, 20 Dec 2013 20:00:14 GMT

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Suresh Srinivas commented on HDFS-5434:
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bq. I assume you are referring to the proposal to use a custom BlockPlacementPolicy?...
It is an implementation detail. What I am talking about is, for write resiliency for blocks
with replica count 1, the proposed solution is to use two replicas. That does not solve the
append scenario. My concern is, we should think comprehensively about all the issues and solutions.
This will avoid having to make adhoc changes to solve the issues we will run into.


> Write resiliency for replica count 1
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-5434
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-5434
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: namenode
>    Affects Versions: 2.2.0
>            Reporter: Buddy
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: BlockPlacementPolicyMinPipelineSize.java, BlockPlacementPolicyMinPipelineSizeWithNodeGroup.java,
HDFS_5434.patch
>
>
> If a file has a replica count of one, the HDFS client is exposed to write failures if
the data node fails during a write. With a pipeline of size of one, no recovery is possible
if the sole data node dies.
> A simple fix is to force a minimum pipeline size of 2, while leaving the replication
count as 1. The implementation for this is fairly non-invasive.
> Although the replica count is one, the block will be written to two data nodes instead
of one. If one of the data nodes fails during the write, normal pipeline recovery will ensure
that the write succeeds to the surviving data node.
> The existing code in the name node will prune the extra replica when it receives the
block received reports for the finalized block from both data nodes. This results in the intended
replica count of one for the block.
> This behavior should be controlled by a configuration option such as {{dfs.namenode.minPipelineSize}}.
> This behavior can be implemented in {{FSNameSystem.getAdditionalBlock()}} by ensuring
that the pipeline size passed to {{BlockPlacementPolicy.chooseTarget()}} in the replication
parameter is:
> {code}
> max(replication, ${dfs.namenode.minPipelineSize})
> {code}



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