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From "jiraposter@reviews.apache.org (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-3750) HTablePool.putTable() should call table.flushCommits()
Date Sun, 10 Apr 2011 03:16:05 GMT

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jiraposter@reviews.apache.org commented on HBASE-3750:
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bq.  On 2011-04-09 22:05:45, Gary Helmling wrote:
bq.  > What is the motivation for calling flushCommits() automatically here?  Are we trying
to save client developers from writing buggy code?
bq.  > 
bq.  > The downside I see is that it's easy to envision a case where I use HTablePool for
batch loading, but don't want to actually flush after every cycle of: get table, perform operation,
return table.  This change would prevent me from doing that and force me either write my own
pool or somehow work around it.
bq.  > 
bq.  > In this case it both fails the obviousness test for me and limits what I can easily
do as a developer.  What is the upside?  Is it sufficient to balance out the limitations?
bq.  
bq.  Ted Yu wrote:
bq.      This addition is certainly defensive.
bq.      Consider what could happen before this patch, putTable() didn't guarantee that the
table instance would be put back into the queue (because of size limit of the queue). The
user would risk losing data.
bq.      Since putTable(tableA) followed by getTable() call doesn't guarantee that tableA
would be returned, I wonder how the user planned to finally flush all the buffered data to
the underlying table. Consider, that getTable() would always return an HTableInterface instance,
he/she couldn't just call getTable() repeatedly and flush the instance's (buffered) data.

I think the only necessary change here is your addition of the call to HTableFactory.releaseHTableInterface()
when the table instance is being discarded.  This calls HTable.close(), which of course calls
flushCommits(), so there is no risk of data loss.

flushCommits() is also called on each pooled table instance in HTablePool.closeTablePool(),
again by way of HTable.close().

Both of these seem appropriate.

The only part in question, I think, is the additional call to flushCommits() on line 123.
 In the case of a discarded table, this is redundant.  In the case of a table re-added to
the pool, this limits flexibility and blocks some legitimate usage (putting back a table with
a partially filled buffer).  Of course this is debatable.  There is no clear definition of
which should take priority, telling HTable to not auto flush or putting a table back in the
pool.  But I would rather err on the side of flexibility and adaptability to different needs
when the client already has the tools to flush when needed and we're already providing flushing
when the table is discarded or the pool is closed.


bq.  On 2011-04-09 22:05:45, Gary Helmling wrote:
bq.  > /src/main/java/org/apache/hadoop/hbase/client/HTablePool.java, line 126
bq.  > <https://reviews.apache.org/r/573/diff/1/?file=15585#file15585line126>
bq.  >
bq.  >     This seems dangerous and unexpected from a client code point of view.  I wouldn't
expect returning the table to a pool to throw a RuntimeException that could potentially cause
my client application to exit.
bq.  
bq.  Ted Yu wrote:
bq.      Disclaimer: I didn't invent this piece of code. I got it from HTableFactory.releaseHTableInterface()
bq.      If we think that Lars' suggestion is good, we should accept this piece of code.

I think the issue is more that this is now being called in putTable() which doesn't declare
itself to throw any exceptions.

The solution seems pretty simple.  Make putTable() and releaseHTableInterface() throw IOException
and throw it directly instead of wrapping in RuntimeException.


- Gary


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On 2011-04-09 19:48:31, Ted Yu wrote:
bq.  
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bq.  https://reviews.apache.org/r/573/
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bq.  
bq.  (Updated 2011-04-09 19:48:31)
bq.  
bq.  
bq.  Review request for hbase and Lars George.
bq.  
bq.  
bq.  Summary
bq.  -------
bq.  
bq.  Currently HTablePool.putTable() doesn't call table.flushCommits()
bq.  If AutoFlush is disabled for table instance, we should call table.flushCommits().
bq.  
bq.  When HTable instance is discarded in putTable(), we should call tableFactory.releaseHTableInterface().
bq.  
bq.  
bq.  This addresses bug HBASE-3750.
bq.      https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-3750
bq.  
bq.  
bq.  Diffs
bq.  -----
bq.  
bq.    /src/main/java/org/apache/hadoop/hbase/client/HTablePool.java 1090500 
bq.  
bq.  Diff: https://reviews.apache.org/r/573/diff
bq.  
bq.  
bq.  Testing
bq.  -------
bq.  
bq.  TestHTablePool passes.
bq.  
bq.  
bq.  Thanks,
bq.  
bq.  Ted
bq.  
bq.



> HTablePool.putTable() should call table.flushCommits()
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-3750
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-3750
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: client
>    Affects Versions: 0.90.1
>            Reporter: Ted Yu
>            Assignee: Ted Yu
>         Attachments: 3750.txt
>
>
> Currently HTablePool.putTable() doesn't call table.flushCommits()
> This may turn out to be surprise for users
> When HTable instance is discarded in putTable(), we should call tableFactory.releaseHTableInterface().

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