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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-3787) Increment is non-idempotent but client retries RPC
Date Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:55:12 GMT

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Andrew Purtell commented on HBASE-3787:
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bq. Is the above needed ?

I think Enis is right. A server accepts an op, it goes down mid flight, another takes over
and is processing WAL entries, the client retries and is relocated to the new server, without
having a nonce the increment would be accepted twice.
                
> 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
>    Affects Versions: 0.96.0, 0.94.4
>            Reporter: dhruba borthakur
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 0.96.0
>
>
> 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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