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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-18228) HBCK improvements
Date Sun, 18 Jun 2017 21:28:02 GMT

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Andrew Purtell commented on HBASE-18228:
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Fine, we can do some of this for 1.x only as appropriate.

Another improvement I'd like to suggest is an optional toggle (with a default that can be
set in site configuration, so we don't accidentally forget to include it on a command line)
for a new preflight check that, after we've disabled balancing, catalog janitor, and splits
and merges, ensures - to a reasonable definition of that, given this is a repair tool meant
to run in a sick environment - that no splitting or merging activity is in-flight. It's fine
if this means that stuck splits cause hbck to stall, hbck can be re-run with a command line
flag that forces forward progress if desired. Or the operator could kill the regionserver(s)
where the stuck splits are in progress if preferred. 

> HBCK improvements
> -----------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-18228
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-18228
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: hbck
>            Reporter: Lars Hofhansl
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 1.4.0
>
>
> We just had a prod issue and running HBCK the way we did actually causes more problems.
> In part HBCK did stuff we did not expect, in part we had little visibility into what
HBCK was doing, and in part the logging was confusing.
> I'm proposing 2 improvements:
> 1. A dry-run mode. Run, and just list what would have been done.
> 2. An interactive mode. Run, and for each action request Y/N user input. So that a user
can opt-out of stuff.
> [~jmhsieh], FYI



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