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From "Amitanand Aiyer (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-4485) Eliminate window of missing Data
Date Thu, 20 Oct 2011 17:54:10 GMT

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Amitanand Aiyer commented on HBASE-4485:

@Stack. The reason that I wanted to move notifyChangedReaders outside the lock is to avoid
a potential race condition where.

Thread A holds the lock for the Store.java, and wants to do notifyChangedReaders holding the
  NotifyChangedReaders calls updateReaders on a StoreScanner -- Say scanner-B

Thread B is doing a seek on scanner-B so it holds a lock on the StoreScanner object.
  Thread B could now have to call getScanners() (which is now a synchronized function in store)
if the heap == null.

This could end up in a deadlock where Thread A has the lock for Store.java but needs the lock
for StoreScanner to get into updateReaders.
Thread B has the lock for StoreScanner.java but needs the lock for Store.java to get into
getScanners and finish the seek().

> Eliminate window of missing Data
> --------------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-4485
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-4485
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>            Reporter: Amitanand Aiyer
>            Assignee: Amitanand Aiyer
>             Fix For: 0.94.0
>         Attachments: 4485-v1.diff, 4485-v2.diff, 4485-v3.diff, 4485-v4.diff, repro_bug-4485.diff
> After incorporating v11 of the 2856 fix, we discovered that we are still having some
ACID violations.
> This time, however, the problem is not about including "newer" updates; but, about missing
older updates
> that should be including. 
> Here is what seems to be happening.
> There is a race condition in the StoreScanner.getScanners()
>   private List<KeyValueScanner> getScanners(Scan scan,
>       final NavigableSet<byte[]> columns) throws IOException {
>     // First the store file scanners
>     List<StoreFileScanner> sfScanners = StoreFileScanner
>       .getScannersForStoreFiles(store.getStorefiles(), cacheBlocks,
>                                 isGet, false);
>     List<KeyValueScanner> scanners =
>       new ArrayList<KeyValueScanner>(sfScanners.size()+1);
>     // include only those scan files which pass all filters
>     for (StoreFileScanner sfs : sfScanners) {
>       if (sfs.shouldSeek(scan, columns)) {
>         scanners.add(sfs);
>       }
>     }
>     // Then the memstore scanners
>     if (this.store.memstore.shouldSeek(scan)) {
>       scanners.addAll(this.store.memstore.getScanners());
>     }
>     return scanners;
>   }
> If for example there is a call to Store.updateStorefiles() that happens between
> the store.getStorefiles() and this.store.memstore.getScanners(); then
> it is possible that there was a new HFile created, that is not seen by the
> StoreScanner, and the data is not present in the Memstore.snapshot either.

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