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From "Stephen Yuan Jiang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HBASE-15940) HBCK unnecessary moves reference files when a table has split region to fix non-existing overlap regions
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2016 02:42:59 GMT
Stephen Yuan Jiang created HBASE-15940:

             Summary: HBCK unnecessary moves reference files when a table has split region
to fix non-existing overlap regions
                 Key: HBASE-15940
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-15940
             Project: HBase
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: hbck
    Affects Versions: 1.0.0
            Reporter: Stephen Yuan Jiang
            Assignee: Stephen Yuan Jiang
         Attachments: org.apache.hadoop.hbase.util.TestHBaseFsck-output.txt, repro-hbck-repair-healthy-splitted=region.patch

When repair option (the -fixHdfsOverlaps option specifically) is specified against a table,
if the table has splitted regions (both parent region and child regions exists with reference
files), Hbck would wrongly think that there exists overlapped regions and try to merge them
and fix it.  

This is by-design, as current implementation of Hbck uses HDFS as the trusted source without
consulting META table.

Here is the comments from one of unit tests:
      // TODO: fixHdfsHoles does not work against splits, since the parent dir lingers on
      // for some time until children references are deleted. HBCK erroneously sees this as
      // overlapping regions

However, this is undesirable.  when the reference files moved to a new region, the parent
region would have no daugher regions and hence it could be cleaned up by CatalogJanitor. 
This would create real inconsistency: lingering reference files.  

Another bad consequence is that we would merge splitted regions back to one.  Even it is undesirable,
at least this would not cause more inconsistency.  this JIRA would not try to solve this unsplit
issue, as it requires bigger design change in Hbck.  

This JIRA is  trying to address the potential lingering reference files issue, as multiple
customers using branch-1 faced this issue in production.  (workaround is that run major compaction
on all split regions before run HBCK, this could take longer time and have production impact).

Attached is the log and modified unit test to repro the issue.  

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