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From Ted Yu <yuzhih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Missing data in snapshot - possible flush timing issue?
Date Tue, 11 Jul 2017 20:20:44 GMT
Jacob:
Do you mind updating this thread on whether you saw any unexpected behavior
after applying the patch ?

Thanks

On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 9:04 AM, LeBlanc, Jacob <jacob.leblanc@hpe.com>
wrote:

> Will do. I'll build off 1.1.4 with the patch, apply it to the region
> servers, and capture logs and let you know if I see the exception occur.
>
> --Jacob
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ted Yu [mailto:yuzhihong@gmail.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:57 AM
> To: user@hbase.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Missing data in snapshot - possible flush timing issue?
>
> I attached tentative fix to HBASE-18099.
>
> If you have a bandwidth, you can try it out.
>
> On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 8:53 AM, LeBlanc, Jacob <jacob.leblanc@hpe.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Great! I see the JIRA bug you just opened. I'll enable debug logging
> > on FlushSnapshotSubprocedure and HRegion on the region servers in the
> > cluster to see if I can capture log messages as better evidence. Since
> > it's a timing issue I'm not sure when we might see it again, but I'll
> > keep an eye out.
> >
> > Thanks so much for your help,
> >
> > --Jacob
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ted Yu [mailto:yuzhihong@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:29 AM
> > To: user@hbase.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Missing data in snapshot - possible flush timing issue?
> >
> > In FlushSnapshotSubprocedure (running on region server), there is
> > debug
> > log:
> >
> >           LOG.debug("... Flush Snapshotting region " +
> > region.toString() + "
> > completed.");
> >
> > If you enable debug log, we would know whether the underlying region
> > is considered having completed the flush.
> >
> > Higher in call() method there is this:
> >
> >           region.flush(true);
> >
> > The return value is not checked.
> >
> > In HRegion#flushcache(), Result.CANNOT_FLUSH may be returned due to:
> >
> >           String msg = "Not flushing since "
> >
> >               + (writestate.flushing ? "already flushing"
> >
> >               : "writes not enabled");
> >
> > The above seems to correlate with your description.
> >
> > Let me log a JIRA referring to this thread.
> >
> > On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 8:08 AM, LeBlanc, Jacob
> > <jacob.leblanc@hpe.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Thanks for looking Ted!
> > >
> > > My understanding of the log messages is that the last line of the
> > > pastebin is the end of the flush of the memstore for the region
> > > where we missed data, but that line is tagged with
> "[MemStoreFlusher.1]"
> > > whereas the other regions that were getting flushed as part of
> > > snapshot are tagged with "[rs(
> > > a1-qa-hbr31416d.lab.lynx-connected.com
> > ,16020,1494432106955)-snapshot-pool81-thread-1]".
> > > With only a superficial understanding, it seems like the flush of
> > > that region where messages were tagged with "[MemStoreFlusher.1]",
> > > while happening at the same time, wasn't really part of the snapshot
> > > process. For example, line 3 in the pastebin shows the flush of one
> > > region starting and tagged with snapshot-pool81-thread-1, line 4
> > > shows the flush starting for the region we missed data and tagged
> > > with MemStoreFlusher.1, and line 5 continues with the flush of
> > > region as part of snapshot. So it definitely looks like multiple
> > > flushes were occurring at the same time whereas elsewhere in the
> > > logs it seems like the flushes are always done sequentially as part
> > > of snapshot. So I came to the theory that perhaps there is a timing
> > > issue where the flushed data for a region is missed as part of a
> > > snapshot because the flush is occurring on another thread as part of
> > > normal, periodic
> > flushing of memstore.
> > >
> > > The last line I see in the full region server log that has anything
> > > to do with the snapshot is line 11 in the pastebin at 2017-05-12
> > > 02:06:05,577 where it's processing events from zookeeper. Again with
> > > only a superficial understanding, I was assuming this had something
> > > to do with the master signaling that the snapshot was complete.
> > > We'll be sure to capture the master log next time.
> > >
> > > And thanks for also checking JIRA for me. If there is a bug here it
> > > seems as though we don't have an option to upgrade to fix it and
> > > we'll have to plan on coding around it for now.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > --Jacob
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Ted Yu [mailto:yuzhihong@gmail.com]
> > > Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 8:47 AM
> > > To: user@hbase.apache.org
> > > Subject: Re: Missing data in snapshot - possible flush timing issue?
> > >
> > > bq. the snapshot finishes before the flush of that last region
> > > finishes
> > >
> > > According to the last line in the pastebin, flush finished at
> > > 2017-05-12
> > > 02:06:06,063
> > > Did you find something in master log which indicated that snapshot
> > > finished before the above time ?
> > >
> > > I went thru snapshot bug fixes in branch-1.1 backward until seeing
> > > HBASE-15430 which was in 1.1.4 Among more recent snapshot fixes,
> > > there was none matching your description.
> > >
> > > Next time this happens to your cluster, can you capture master log
> > > (hopefully with DEBUG logging) ? We would get more clue from master
> log.
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 1:21 AM, LeBlanc, Jacob
> > > <jacob.leblanc@hpe.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hi all,
> > > >
> > > > We've recently been testing a Spark job that takes a snapshot of
> > > > an HBase table and then creates an RDD using
> > > > TableSnapshotInputFormat class, and we've run into an interesting
> > > > issue. It appears that the snapshot, and therefore resulting RDD,
> > > > was missing some data that was recently written to the table.
> > > > After some digging, it looks like the missing data was limited to
> > > > a particular region as if the memstore for the region failed to
> flush before the snapshot was taken.
> > > >
> > > > For our testing the job was scheduled in Oozie to run hourly and
> > > > we are missing data from the region for exactly the last hour,
> > > > indicating that when the job ran at 1:05 and took the snapshot
> > > > everything was flushed and worked fine, but at 2:05 when the job
> > > > ran we missed everything written to the region since the flush at
> 1:05.
> > > >
> > > > Here is an excerpt from the region server at that time:
> > > >
> > > > https://pastebin.com/1ECXjhRp
> > > >
> > > > Of the three regions for the table owned by this region server,
> > > > two of them have messages from "snapshot-pool81-thread-1" saying
> > > > it's flushing the memstore. But at "2017-05-12 02:06:03,229"
> > > > before the flush of region with rowkey starting with ";uP\xE1"
> > > > finishes, there is a message from "MemStoreFlusher.1" saying it's
> > > > starting the flush of memstore for region with rowkey starting
> > > > with "\xC0\x8F". Then it appears that the snapshot finishes before
> > > > the flush of that last region finishes, and that is the exact
> > > > region from which we are missing
> > > data.
> > > >
> > > > So it kind of looks like some timing issue where a normal
> > > > scheduled flush of the region's memstore kicked in on one thread
> > > > while the regions were being flushed for the snapshot by another
> > > > thread causing us to miss the flushed data for that one region in
> > > > the snapshot. Out of something like
> > > > 50-100 times this job was run we saw this occur twice.
> > > >
> > > > We are running HBase 1.1.4. Is this a known problem? I've tried
> > > > looking around JIRA but didn't find anything obvious. Anyone
> > > > familiar with the code could see how this might happen?
> > > >
> > > > We can code defensively against this, but wanted to understand
> > > > what we are dealing with.
> > > >
> > > > BTW, I don't have the logs from the master at that time as they've
> > > > been rolled since then.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks!
> > > >
> > > > --Jacob LeBlanc
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

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