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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (HBASE-3010) Can't start/stop/start... cluster using new master
Date Sat, 18 Sep 2010 00:51:33 GMT

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stack resolved HBASE-3010.

    Hadoop Flags: [Reviewed]
        Assignee: stack
      Resolution: Fixed

Thanks for review Todd.  Committed.

> Can't start/stop/start... cluster using new master
> --------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-3010
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-3010
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: master
>            Reporter: stack
>            Assignee: stack
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 0.90.0
> Currently you might start a small cluster the first time on TRUNK -- i.e. new master
-- but second time you do the startup you run into a couple of interesting issues:
> + The old root-region-location is still in place. It gets cleaned later but for a while
on startup it does not have the 'right' address.
> + Regionserver (or a client) on startup creates a catalogtracker, a class that notices
changes in meta tables keeping up catalog table locations.  Starting the catalogtracker results
in a check for current catalog locations.  As part of this process, since root-region-location
"exists", catalogtracker tries to verify root's location by doing a noop against root host,
only, to do this it needs to do the initial rpc proxy setup.  It can so happen that the old
root address was that of the current regionserver trying to initialize so we'll be trying
to connect to ourself to verify root location ONLY, we're doing this before we've setup the
rpcserver and handlers -- so we block, and as it happens there is no timeout on proxy setup
(Todd ran into this yesterday, I ran into it today -- its easy to manufacture).
> + So regionserver can't progress.  Meantime the master can't progress because there are
no regionservers checking in.  And you can't shut it down because we're not looking at the
right 'stop' flag

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