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  1. Hadoop Common
  2. HADOOP-14691

Shell command "hadoop fs -put" multiple close problem

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Patch Available
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 2.7.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: common
    • Environment:

      CentOS7.0
      JDK1.8.0_121
      hadoop2.7.3

    • Flags:
      Patch, Important

      Description

      1. Bug description
      Shell command “Hadoop fs -put” is a write operation. In this process, FSDataOutputStream is new created and closed lastly. Finally, the FSDataOutputStream.close() calls the close method in HDFS to end up the communication of this write process between the server and client.
      With the command “Hadoop fs -put”, for each created FSDataOutputStream object, FSDataOutputStream.close() is called twice, which means the close method, in the underlying distributed file system, is called twice. This is the error, that’s because the communication process, for example socket, might be repeated shut down. Unfortunately, if there is no error protection for the socket, there might be error for the socket in the second close.
      Further, we think a correct upper file system design should keep the one time close principle. It means that each creation of underlying distributed file system object should correspond with close only once.
      For the command “Hadoop fs -put”, there are double close as follows:
      a. The first close process:
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FSDataOutputStream$PositionCache.close(FSDataOutputStream.java:72)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FSDataOutputStream.close(FSDataOutputStream.java:106)
      at org.apache.hadoop.io.IOUtils.copyBytes(IOUtils.java:61)
      at org.apache.hadoop.io.IOUtils.copyBytes(IOUtils.java:119)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination$TargetFileSystem.writeStreamToFile(CommandWithDestination.java:466)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination.copyStreamToTarget(CommandWithDestination.java:391)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination.copyFileToTarget(CommandWithDestination.java:328)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination.processPath(CommandWithDestination.java:263)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination.processPath(CommandWithDestination.java:248)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.Command.processPaths(Command.java:317)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.Command.processPathArgument(Command.java:289)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination.processPathArgument(CommandWithDestination.java:243)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.Command.processArgument(Command.java:271)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.Command.processArguments(Command.java:255)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination.processArguments(CommandWithDestination.java:220)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CopyCommands$Put.processArguments(CopyCommands.java:267)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.Command.processRawArguments(Command.java:201)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.Command.run(Command.java:165)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FsShell.run(FsShell.java:287)
      at org.apache.hadoop.util.ToolRunner.run(ToolRunner.java:70)
      at org.apache.hadoop.util.ToolRunner.run(ToolRunner.java:84)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FsShell.main(FsShell.java:340)

      b. The second close process:
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FSDataOutputStream$PositionCache.close(FSDataOutputStream.java:72)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FSDataOutputStream.close(FSDataOutputStream.java:106)
      at org.apache.hadoop.io.IOUtils.cleanup(IOUtils.java:244)
      at org.apache.hadoop.io.IOUtils.closeStream(IOUtils.java:261)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination$TargetFileSystem.writeStreamToFile(CommandWithDestination.java:468)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination.copyStreamToTarget(CommandWithDestination.java:391)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination.copyFileToTarget(CommandWithDestination.java:328)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination.processPath(CommandWithDestination.java:263)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination.processPath(CommandWithDestination.java:248)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.Command.processPaths(Command.java:317)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.Command.processPathArgument(Command.java:289)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination.processPathArgument(CommandWithDestination.java:243)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.Command.processArgument(Command.java:271)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.Command.processArguments(Command.java:255)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CommandWithDestination.processArguments(CommandWithDestination.java:220)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.CopyCommands$Put.processArguments(CopyCommands.java:267)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.Command.processRawArguments(Command.java:201)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.shell.Command.run(Command.java:165)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FsShell.run(FsShell.java:287)
      at org.apache.hadoop.util.ToolRunner.run(ToolRunner.java:70)
      at org.apache.hadoop.util.ToolRunner.run(ToolRunner.java:84)
      at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FsShell.main(FsShell.java:340)

      2. Code analysis
      void writeStreamToFile(InputStream in, PathData target, boolean lazyPersist) throws IOException {
      FSDataOutputStream out = null;

      try

      { out = this.create(target, lazyPersist); IOUtils.copyBytes(in, out, this.getConf(), true); }

      finally

      { IOUtils.closeStream(out); }

      }

      public static void copyBytes(InputStream in, OutputStream out, int buffSize, boolean close) throws IOException {
      try {
      copyBytes(in, out, buffSize);
      if(close)

      { out.close(); out = null; in.close(); in = null; }

      } finally {
      if(close)

      { closeStream(out); closeStream(in); }

      }
      }

      The problem is caused by these two methods.
      FSDataOutputStream out is defined in the method writeStreamToFile, and it is a input parameter of copyBytes. When an object is as an input parameter of a API, it equals to a new reference in this API. It points to the same address with the external API. In the API copyBytes(), the code “out = null” means that within this API, the reference object out points to the address null, but it doesn’t change the external reference object’s address value. As a result, “out = null” is only valid for “closeStream(out)” in copyBytes(), so for” IOUtils.closeStream(out)” in writeStreamToFile (), out is not null in the normal process. That’s why there are double close calls.

      3. Solution
      a. Suggest solution:
      For the input object in an API, it is not suitable to set it as null within this API. It should to be set in its defined API. And for this problem, the parameter “Boolean close” seems unsuitable. The close operation should be written in the definition API of “FSDataOutputStream out”.
      This problem is also occurred for “FSDataInputStream in” which is defined in copyFileToTarget().
      This modification solution could solve this problem thoroughly. And it makes the design to be more suitable for the file system.
      However, with this modification solution, there are many related code for this process. Only the “public static void copyBytes(InputStream in, OutputStream out, int buffSize, boolean close)”, there are 16 calls of this method. Considering the call path through “copyFileToTarget()” to “copyBytes()” and related tests to submit the patch, it will be a huge work for us. We use the above workaround solution to test our idea.

      b. Our workaround solution:
      Our solution is to add a return value to record the close status of out and in. If it has been closed, it won’t be re-closed in the external API.
      This solution could make sure the out and in are closed only once easily.
      The details could refer to the patch. It shows the least modification for this “Hadoop fs -put” command with this solution.

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                Eric88 Eric Lei
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                Eric88 Eric Lei
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