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From "John Sichi (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HIVE-1293) Concurreny Model for Hive
Date Wed, 05 May 2010 21:36:09 GMT

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John Sichi commented on HIVE-1293:
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@Namit:  do we actually have to explicitly X-lock all partitions when we X-lock a table? 
Doesn't the fact that we always S-lock the table before locking specific partitions already
serve as a form of intent lock (we can't get the table X-lock if anyone already has a table
S-lock, and we can't get a table S-lock if someone already has the table X-lock)?


> Concurreny Model for Hive
> -------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-1293
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-1293
>             Project: Hadoop Hive
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Query Processor
>            Reporter: Namit Jain
>            Assignee: Namit Jain
>
> Concurrency model for Hive:
> Currently, hive does not provide a good concurrency model. The only guanrantee provided
in case of concurrent readers and writers is that
> reader will not see partial data from the old version (before the write) and partial
data from the new version (after the write).
> This has come across as a big problem, specially for background processes performing
maintenance operations.
> The following possible solutions come to mind.
> 1. Locks: Acquire read/write locks - they can be acquired at the beginning of the query
or the write locks can be delayed till move
> task (when the directory is actually moved). Care needs to be taken for deadlocks.
> 2. Versioning: The writer can create a new version if the current version is being read.
Note that, it is not equivalent to snapshots,
> the old version can only be accessed by the current readers, and will be deleted when
all of them have finished.
> Comments.

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