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From "Jing Zhao (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-8999) Namenode need not wait for {{blockReceived}} for the last block before completing a file.
Date Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:25:47 GMT

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Jing Zhao commented on HDFS-8999:

Thanks for the comments, [~shv]. So one of the motivations for this simplification is to decrease
the total number of messages sent from DNs to NN. Recently we saw in a real cluster because
a large amount of writing was happening, the IBR from DNs finally overwhelmed NN and caused
congestion of the RPC queue. Of course the main cause of the issue is that these writing generated
a lot of small blocks and files. But towards improving HDFS's scalability and capability for
handling small files, it may be worth exploring this optimization.

> Namenode need not wait for {{blockReceived}} for the last block before completing a file.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-8999
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-8999
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: namenode
>            Reporter: Jitendra Nath Pandey
> This comes out of a discussion in HDFS-8763. Pasting [~jingzhao]'s comment from the jira:
> {quote}
> ...whether we need to let NameNode wait for all the block_received msgs to announce the
replica is safe. Looking into the code, now we have
>    # NameNode knows the DataNodes involved when initially setting up the writing pipeline
>    # If any DataNode fails during the writing, client bumps the GS and finally reports
all the DataNodes included in the new pipeline to NameNode through the updatePipeline RPC.
>    # When the client received the ack for the last packet of the block (and before the
client tries to close the file on NameNode), the replica has been finalized in all the DataNodes.
> Then in this case, when NameNode receives the close request from the client, the NameNode
already knows the latest replicas for the block. Currently the checkReplication call only
counts in all the replicas that NN has already received the block_received msg, but based
on the above #2 and #3, it may be safe to also count in all the replicas in the BlockUnderConstructionFeature#replicas?
> {quote}

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