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From "chunhui shen (Created) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HBASE-5689) Skip RecoveredEdits may cause data loss
Date Sat, 31 Mar 2012 04:58:43 GMT
Skip RecoveredEdits may cause data loss

                 Key: HBASE-5689
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-5689
             Project: HBase
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: regionserver
            Reporter: chunhui shen
            Assignee: chunhui shen

Let's see the following scenario:
1.Region is on the server A
2.put KV(r1->v1) to the region
3.move region from server A to server B
4.put KV(r2->v2) to the region
5.move region from server B to server A
6.put KV(r3->v3) to the region
7.kill -9 server B and start it
8.kill -9 server A and start it 
9.scan the region, we could only get two KV(r1->v1,r2->v2), the third KV(r3->v3)
is lost.

Let's analyse the upper scenario from the code:
1.the edit logs of KV(r1->v1) and KV(r3->v3) are both recorded in the same hlog file
on server A.
2.when we split server B's hlog file in the process of ServerShutdownHandler, we create one
RecoveredEdits file f1 for the region.
2.when we split server A's hlog file in the process of ServerShutdownHandler, we create another
RecoveredEdits file f2 for the region.
3.however, RecoveredEdits file f2 will be skiped when initializing region
 for (Path edits: files) {
      if (edits == null || !this.fs.exists(edits)) {
        LOG.warn("Null or non-existent edits file: " + edits);
      if (isZeroLengthThenDelete(this.fs, edits)) continue;

      if (checkSafeToSkip) {
        Path higher = files.higher(edits);
        long maxSeqId = Long.MAX_VALUE;
        if (higher != null) {
          // Edit file name pattern, HLog.EDITFILES_NAME_PATTERN: "-?[0-9]+"
          String fileName = higher.getName();
          maxSeqId = Math.abs(Long.parseLong(fileName));
        if (maxSeqId <= minSeqId) {
          String msg = "Maximum possible sequenceid for this log is " + maxSeqId
              + ", skipped the whole file, path=" + edits;
        } else {
          checkSafeToSkip = false;


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