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From "Guozhang Wang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (KAFKA-1342) Slow controlled shutdowns can result in stale shutdown requests
Date Sat, 27 Jan 2018 04:20:00 GMT

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Guozhang Wang updated KAFKA-1342:
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    Fix Version/s:     (was: 1.1.0)

> Slow controlled shutdowns can result in stale shutdown requests
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: KAFKA-1342
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-1342
>             Project: Kafka
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 0.8.1
>            Reporter: Joel Koshy
>            Assignee: Joel Koshy
>            Priority: Critical
>              Labels: newbie++, newbiee, reliability
>
> I don't think this is a bug introduced in 0.8.1., but triggered by the fact
> that controlled shutdown seems to have become slower in 0.8.1 (will file a
> separate ticket to investigate that). When doing a rolling bounce, it is
> possible for a bounced broker to stop all its replica fetchers since the
> previous PID's shutdown requests are still being shutdown.
> - 515 is the controller
> - Controlled shutdown initiated for 503
> - Controller starts controlled shutdown for 503
> - The controlled shutdown takes a long time in moving leaders and moving
>   follower replicas on 503 to the offline state.
> - So 503's read from the shutdown channel times out and a new channel is
>   created. It issues another shutdown request.  This request (since it is a
>   new channel) is accepted at the controller's socket server but then waits
>   on the broker shutdown lock held by the previous controlled shutdown which
>   is still in progress.
> - The above step repeats for the remaining retries (six more requests).
> - 503 hits SocketTimeout exception on reading the response of the last
>   shutdown request and proceeds to do an unclean shutdown.
> - The controller's onBrokerFailure call-back fires and moves 503's replicas
>   to offline (not too important in this sequence).
> - 503 is brought back up.
> - The controller's onBrokerStartup call-back fires and moves its replicas
>   (and partitions) to online state. 503 starts its replica fetchers.
> - Unfortunately, the (phantom) shutdown requests are still being handled and
>   the controller sends StopReplica requests to 503.
> - The first shutdown request finally finishes (after 76 minutes in my case!).
> - The remaining shutdown requests also execute and do the same thing (sends
>   StopReplica requests for all partitions to
>   503).
> - The remaining requests complete quickly because they end up not having to
>   touch zookeeper paths - no leaders left on the broker and no need to
>   shrink ISR in zookeeper since it has already been done by the first
>   shutdown request.
> - So in the end-state 503 is up, but effectively idle due to the previous
>   PID's shutdown requests.
> There are some obvious fixes that can be made to controlled shutdown to help
> address the above issue. E.g., we don't really need to move follower
> partitions to Offline. We did that as an "optimization" so the broker falls
> out of ISR sooner - which is helpful when producers set required.acks to -1.
> However it adds a lot of latency to controlled shutdown. Also, (more
> importantly) we should have a mechanism to abort any stale shutdown process.



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