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From "Yi Liu (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-9137) DeadLock between DataNode#refreshVolumes and BPOfferService#registrationSucceeded
Date Thu, 24 Sep 2015 08:40:04 GMT

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Yi Liu commented on HDFS-9137:

Thanks Uma, agree with that it's potential risk that can cause deadlock.  
It's dangerous to have lock in {{toString()}} implementation, this function is called sometimes
but you may not notice.

> DeadLock between DataNode#refreshVolumes and BPOfferService#registrationSucceeded 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-9137
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-9137
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: datanode
>    Affects Versions: 3.0.0
>            Reporter: Uma Maheswara Rao G
>            Assignee: Uma Maheswara Rao G
> I can see this code flows between DataNode#refreshVolumes and BPOfferService#registrationSucceeded
could cause deadLock.
> In practice situation may be rare as user calling refreshVolumes at the time DN registration
with NN. But seems like issue can happen.
>  Reason for deadLock:
>   1) refreshVolumes will be called with DN lock and after at the end it will also trigger
Block report. In the Block report call, BPServiceActor#triggerBlockReport calls toString on
bpos. Here it takes readLock on bpos.
>  DN lock then boos lock
> 2) BPOfferSetrvice#registrationSucceeded call is taking writeLock on bpos and  calling
dn.bpRegistrationSucceeded which is again synchronized call on DN.
> bpos lock and then DN lock.
> So, this can clearly create dead lock.
> I think simple fix could be to move triggerBlockReport call outside out DN lock and I
feel that call may not be really needed inside DN lock.
> Thoughts?

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