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From "Colin Patrick McCabe (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-10301) BlockReport retransmissions may lead to storages falsely being declared zombie if storage report processing happens out of order
Date Wed, 01 Jun 2016 01:03:13 GMT

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Colin Patrick McCabe commented on HDFS-10301:
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bq. Vinitha's patch adds one RPC only in the case when block reports are sent in multiple
RPCs.

The case where block reports are sent in multiple RPCs is exactly the case where scalability
is the most important, since it indicates that we have a large number of blocks.  My patch
adds no new RPCs.  If we are going to take an alternate approach, it should not involve a
performance regression.

bq. Could you please review the patch.

I did review the patch.  I suggested adding an optional field in an existing RPC rather than
adding a new RPC, and stated that I was -1 on adding new RPC load to the NN.

> BlockReport retransmissions may lead to storages falsely being declared zombie if storage
report processing happens out of order
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-10301
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-10301
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: namenode
>    Affects Versions: 2.6.1
>            Reporter: Konstantin Shvachko
>            Assignee: Colin Patrick McCabe
>            Priority: Critical
>         Attachments: HDFS-10301.002.patch, HDFS-10301.003.patch, HDFS-10301.004.patch,
HDFS-10301.005.patch, HDFS-10301.01.patch, HDFS-10301.sample.patch, zombieStorageLogs.rtf
>
>
> When NameNode is busy a DataNode can timeout sending a block report. Then it sends the
block report again. Then NameNode while process these two reports at the same time can interleave
processing storages from different reports. This screws up the blockReportId field, which
makes NameNode think that some storages are zombie. Replicas from zombie storages are immediately
removed, causing missing blocks.



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