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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-11405) Multiple invocations of hbck in parallel disables balancer permanently
Date Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:57:24 GMT

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Andrew Purtell commented on HBASE-11405:
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+1, would be a better fix to test in HBCK startup if another is running and error out if so

> Multiple invocations of hbck in parallel disables balancer permanently 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-11405
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-11405
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Balancer, hbck
>    Affects Versions: 0.99.0
>            Reporter: bharath v
>
> This is because of the following piece of code in hbck
> {code:borderStyle=solid}
>   boolean oldBalancer = admin.setBalancerRunning(false, true);
>     try {
>       onlineConsistencyRepair();
>     }
>     finally {
>       admin.setBalancerRunning(oldBalancer, false);
>     }
> {code}
> Newer invocations set oldBalancer to false as it was disabled by previous invocations
and this disables balancer permanently unless its manually turned on by the user. Easy to
reproduce, just run hbck 100 times in a loop in 2 different sessions and you can see that
balancer is set to false in the HMaster logs.



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