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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 Tue, 21 May 2013 18:25:18 GMT

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Andrew Purtell commented on HBASE-3787:
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bq. the problem with the approach is that region move is the normal occurence so if users
get these failures frequently they will probably retry in their own code instead.

Right, that's implied, the tradeoff I see is basically between pushing retries up to the client
or taking on a lot of corner cases. Either is fine. The former seems simpler to do as the
first step.
                
> 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: 0.94.4, 0.95.2
>            Reporter: dhruba borthakur
>            Assignee: Sergey Shelukhin
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 0.95.1
>
>         Attachments: HBASE-3787-partial.patch, HBASE-3787-v0.patch, HBASE-3787-v1.patch,
HBASE-3787-v2.patch, HBASE-3787-v3.patch, HBASE-3787-v4.patch, HBASE-3787-v5.patch, HBASE-3787-v5.patch
>
>
> 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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