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From Ryan Rawson <ryano...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: brief note on 1015 (was Re: [jira] Commented: (HBASE-1816) Master rewrite)
Date Wed, 18 Nov 2009 17:53:31 GMT
These things are orthogonal, the regions going into ZK is to get rid
of the 'regions in transition' internal datastructure of the master.
It isn't there to facilitate region finding - META will still be doing
that for a while.

As for Avro, there are other benefits other than a C/C++ language API,
so assuming that the Java bindings seems ready come 0.22 time, I would
propose we do that, even if the C version isn't ready.  At which point
the C version becomes ready, then hbase will be there for it.

But all of this stuff is months away. There is an 'avro hackathon'
tomorrow night.  Some people are interested in a PHP version somehow
(using C possibly).


On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 7:43 AM, Andrew Purtell <apurtell@apache.org> wrote:
> Glad to see the change to keeping online regions in zk also. See the tail of HBASE-1015.
C/C++ client does not want to talk to the master now that we have zk.
> On a related note I looked at avro trunk and its C language binding is NOT ready. We
may have no better option than thrift depending on how long this should wait.
>    - Andy
> On Tue Nov 17th, 2009 3:44 PM PST stack (JIRA) wrote:
>>    [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-1816?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=12779207#action_12779207
>>stack commented on HBASE-1816:
>>More work on design: http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hbase/MasterRewrite.  At Patrick
Hunt's prompting, will have a znode per table up in zk to hold schema and state (rather than
one znode to hold all).  Also, carried forward Patrick's suggestion for how to keep region
state.  It involves a flip on previous notion where online regions were in .META. somehow
and zk just managed unassigned to open.  Instead, .META. lists all regions.  zk holds moving
regions from unassigned -- i.e. mentioned in .META. but not in zk -- through to online (online
is a state in zk).
>>> Master rewrite
>>> --------------
>>>                 Key: HBASE-1816
>>>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-1816
>>>             Project: Hadoop HBase
>>>          Issue Type: Task
>>>          Components: master
>>>            Reporter: stack
>>>            Assignee: stack
>>>            Priority: Blocker
>>>             Fix For: 0.21.0
>>>         Attachments: HBase Hackathon Notes - Sunday.pdf, master-v2.patch,
master-v3.patch, master-v4.patch, master.patch, meta-cleanup.patch
>>> An umbrella issue for master rewrite.  Master rewrite is a new feature for 0.21
hbase.  I'm attaching "Master Rewrite" notes taken at the SU SF hbase meetup made by JGray.
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