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From "Ted Yu (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-7403) Online Merge
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2013 03:38:13 GMT

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Ted Yu commented on HBASE-7403:

Since the patch doesn't use lock manager that makes region splitting and merging exclusive,
it is possible that regionA or regionB undergoes splitting when merging is in progress.
Looking at MergeTransaction#offlineRegion(), I see that this case is handled.

It would be nice if TestMergeTransaction covers this scenario.
> Online Merge
> ------------
>                 Key: HBASE-7403
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-7403
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 0.94.3
>            Reporter: chunhui shen
>            Assignee: chunhui shen
>             Fix For: 0.96.0, 0.94.5
>         Attachments: 7403-trunkv5.patch, 7403-trunkv6.patch, 7403v5.diff, 7403-v5.txt,
7403v5.txt, hbase-7403-94v1.patch, hbase-7403-trunkv1.patch, hbase-7403-trunkv5.patch, hbase-7403-trunkv6.patch,
hbase-7403-trunkv7.patch, hbase-7403-trunkv8.patch, merge region.pdf
> The feature of this online merge:
> 1.Online,no necessary to disable table
> 2.Less change for current code, could applied in trunk,0.94 or 0.92,0.90
> 3.Easy to call merege request, no need to input a long region name, only encoded name
> 4.No limit when operation, you don't need to tabke care the events like Server Dead,
Balance, Split, Disabing/Enabing table, no need to take care whether you send a wrong merge
request, it has alread done for you
> 5.Only little offline time for two merging regions
> We need merge in the following cases:
> 1.Region hole or region overlap, can’t be fix by hbck
> 2.Region become empty because of TTL and not reasonable Rowkey design
> 3.Region is always empty or very small because of presplit when create table
> 4.Too many empty or small regions would reduce the system performance(e.g. mslab)
> Current merge tools only support offline and are not able to redo if exception is thrown
in the process of merging, causing a dirty data
> For online system, we need a online merge.
> This implement logic of this patch for  Online Merge is :
> For example, merge regionA and regionB into regionC
> 1.Offline the two regions A and B
> 2.Merge the two regions in the HDFS(Create regionC’s directory, move regionA’s and
regionB’s file to regionC’s directory, delete regionA’s and regionB’s directory)
> 3.Add the merged regionC to .META.
> 4.Assign the merged regionC
> As design of this patch , once we do the merge work in the HDFS,we could redo it until
successful if it throws exception or abort or server restart, but couldn’t be rolled back.

> It depends on
> Use zookeeper to record the transaction journal state, make redo easier
> Use zookeeper to send/receive merge request
> Merge transaction is executed on the master
> Support calling merge request through API or shell tool
> About the merge process, please see the attachment and patch

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