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From "Matteo Bertozzi (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-7849) Provide administrative limits around bulkloads of files into a single region
Date Wed, 12 Feb 2014 09:41:22 GMT

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Matteo Bertozzi commented on HBASE-7849:
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+1 on v2

> Provide administrative limits around bulkloads of files into a single region
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-7849
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-7849
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: regionserver
>            Reporter: Harsh J
>            Assignee: Jimmy Xiang
>         Attachments: hbase-7849.patch, hbase-7849_v2.patch
>
>
> Given the current mechanism, it is possible for users to flood a single region with 1k+
store files via the bulkload API and basically cause the region to become a flying dutchman
- never getting assigned successfully again.
> Ideally, an administrative limit could solve this. If the bulkload RPC call can check
if the region already has X store files, then it can reject the request to add another and
throw a failure at the client with an appropriate message.
> This may be an intrusive change, but seems necessary in perfecting the gap between devs
and ops in managing a HBase clusters. This would especially prevent abuse in form of unaware
devs not pre-splitting tables before bulkloading things in. Currently, this leads to ops pain,
as the devs think HBase has gone non-functional and begin complaining.



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