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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HBASE-543) A region's state is kept in several places in the master opening the possibility for race conditions
Date Tue, 23 Dec 2008 17:32:50 GMT

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stack commented on HBASE-543:
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Understood.  Please check it out.  If you think it good, we can commit but would be good to
avoid fellas in the field finding the deadlock.  My other concern is that this lock makes
the master effectively single-threaded.

> A region's state is kept in several places in the master opening the possibility for
race conditions
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-543
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-543
>             Project: Hadoop HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: master
>    Affects Versions: 0.1.0, 0.1.1, 0.2.0
>            Reporter: Jim Kellerman
>            Assignee: Jim Kellerman
>             Fix For: 0.19.0
>
>         Attachments: 543.patch, 543.patch, 543.patch, 543.patch-4, 543.patch-5, apurtell-HMaster-20081223-1.log.zip,
recent-changes.patch, regionstate.txt
>
>
> A region's state exists in multiple maps in the RegionManager: unassignedRegions, pendingRegions,
regionsToClose, closingRegions, regionsToDelete, etc.
> One of these race conditions was found in HBASE-534.
> For HBase-0.1.x, we should just patch the holes we find.
> The ultimate solution (which requires a lot of changes in HMaster) should be applied
to HBase trunk.
> Proposed solution:
> Create a class that encapsulates a region's state and provide synchronized access to
the class that validates state changes.
> There should be a single structure that holds regions in these transitional states and
it should be a synchronized collection of some kind.

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