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From "Jean-Daniel Cryans (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HBASE-11188) "Inconsistent configuration" for SchemaMetrics is always shown
Date Fri, 16 May 2014 10:57:26 GMT
Jean-Daniel Cryans created HBASE-11188:
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             Summary: "Inconsistent configuration" for SchemaMetrics is always shown
                 Key: HBASE-11188
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-11188
             Project: HBase
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: metrics
    Affects Versions: 0.94.19
            Reporter: Jean-Daniel Cryans
            Assignee: Jean-Daniel Cryans
             Fix For: 0.94.20
         Attachments: HBASE-11188-0.94-v2.patch, HBASE-11188-0.94.patch

Some users have been complaining about this message:

{noformat}
ERROR org.apache.hadoop.hbase.regionserver.metrics.SchemaMetrics: Inconsistent configuration.
Previous configuration for using table name in metrics: true, new configuration: false
{noformat}

The interesting thing is that we see it with default configurations, which made me think that
some code path must have been passing the wrong thing. I found that if SchemaConfigured is
passed a null Configuration in its constructor that it will then pass null to SchemaMetrics#configureGlobally
which will interpret useTableName as being false:

{code}
  public static void configureGlobally(Configuration conf) {
    if (conf != null) {
      final boolean useTableNameNew =
          conf.getBoolean(SHOW_TABLE_NAME_CONF_KEY, false);
      setUseTableName(useTableNameNew);
    } else {
      setUseTableName(false);
    }
  }
{code}

It should be set to true since that's the new default, meaning we missed it in HBASE-5671.

I found one code path that passes a null configuration, StoreFile.Reader extends SchemaConfigured
and uses the constructor that only passes a Path, so the Configuration is set to null.

I'm planning on just passing true instead of false, fixing the problem for almost everyone
(those that disable this feature will get the error message). IMO it's not worth more efforts
since it's a 0.94-only problem and it's not actually doing anything bad.

I'm closing both HBASE-10990 and HBASE-10946 as duplicates.



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