• Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 0.14.0
    • Component/s: None
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      Currently CRCs are handled at FileSystem level and are transparent to core HDFS. See recent improvement HADOOP-928 ( that can add checksums to a given filesystem ) regd more about it. Though this served us well there a few disadvantages :

      1) This doubles namespace in HDFS ( or other filesystem implementations ). In many cases, it nearly doubles the number of blocks. Taking namenode out of CRCs would nearly double namespace performance both in terms of CPU and memory.

      2) Since CRCs are transparent to HDFS, it can not actively detect corrupted blocks. With block level CRCs, Datanode can periodically verify the checksums and report corruptions to namnode such that name replicas can be created.

      We propose to have CRCs maintained for all HDFS data in much the same way as in GFS. I will update the jira with detailed requirements and design. This will include same guarantees provided by current implementation and will include a upgrade of current data.

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      2. BlockLevelCrc-07032007.patch
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      3. BlockLevelCrc-07052007.patch
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      4. BlockLevelCrc-07062007.patch
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      5. BlockLevelCrc-07102007.patch
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      6. BlockLevelCrc-07122007.patch
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      7. HADOOP-1134-01.patch
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      8. HADOOP-1134-02.patch
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      9. HADOOP-1134-03.patch
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      10. DfsBlockCrcDesign.htm
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      11. BlockCrcFeatureTestPlan.pdf
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