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From "Chengbing Liu (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HDFS-7798) Checkpointing failure caused by shared KerberosAuthenticator
Date Sun, 15 Feb 2015 04:49:12 GMT

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Chengbing Liu updated HDFS-7798:
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    Affects Version/s: 2.6.0

> Checkpointing failure caused by shared KerberosAuthenticator
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-7798
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-7798
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: security
>    Affects Versions: 2.6.0
>            Reporter: Chengbing Liu
>            Assignee: Chengbing Liu
>            Priority: Critical
>         Attachments: HDFS-7798.01.patch
>
>
> We have observed in our real cluster occasional checkpointing failure. The standby NameNode
was not able to upload image to the active NameNode.
> After some digging, the root cause appears to be a shared {{KerberosAuthenticator}} in
{{URLConnectionFactory}}. The authenticator is designed as a use-once instance, and is not
stateless. It has attributes such as {{HttpURLConnection}} and {{URL}}. When multiple threads
are calling {{URLConnectionFactory#openConnection(...)}}, the shared authenticator is going
to have race condition, resulting in a failed image uploading.
> Therefore for the first step, without breaking the current API, I propose we create a
new {{KerberosAuthenticator}} instance for each connection, to make checkpointing work. We
may consider making {{Authenticator}} design and implementation stateless afterwards, as {{ConnectionConfigurator}}
does.



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