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From "Lars Hofhansl (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-3787) Increment is non-idempotent but client retries RPC
Date Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:43:07 GMT

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Lars Hofhansl commented on HBASE-3787:
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This is an interesting one.
To me the main goal of retries is to ride over a split or region move. If we can isolate that
condition and avoid retrying for all "undecided" conditions (the various timeouts) we should
be OK.

                
> Increment is non-idempotent but client retries RPC
> --------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-3787
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-3787
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: client
>            Reporter: dhruba borthakur
>            Assignee: dhruba borthakur
>
> The HTable.increment() operation is non-idempotent. The client retries the increment
RPC a few times (as specified by configuration) before throwing an error to the application.
This makes it possible that the same increment call be applied twice at the server.
> For increment operations, is it better to use HConnectionManager.getRegionServerWithoutRetries()?
Another  option would be to enhance the IPC module to make the RPC server correctly identify
if the RPC is a retry attempt and handle accordingly.

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