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  1. Hadoop Common
  2. HADOOP-14919

BZip2 drops records when reading data in splits



    • Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Critical
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 2.8.0, 2.7.3, 3.0.0-alpha1
    • 2.9.0, 2.8.3, 2.7.5, 3.0.0
    • None
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      BZip2 can drop records when reading data in splits. This problem was already discussed before in HADOOP-11445 and HADOOP-13270. But we still have a problem in corner case, causing lost data blocks.

      I attached a unit test for this issue. You can reproduce the problem if you run the unit test.

      First, this issue happens when position of newly created stream is equal to start of split. Hadoop has some test cases for this (blockEndingInCR.txt.bz2 file for TestLineRecordReader#testBzip2SplitStartAtBlockMarker, etc). However, the issue I am reporting does not happen when we run these tests because this issue happens only when the start of split byte block includes both block marker and compressed data.

      BZip2 block marker - 0x314159265359 (001100010100000101011001001001100101001101011001)

      blockEndingInCR.txt.bz2 (Start of Split - 136504):

      $ xxd -l 6 -g 1 -b -seek 136498 ./hadoop-mapreduce-project/hadoop-mapreduce-client/hadoop-mapreduce-client-core/target/test-classes/blockEndingInCR.txt.bz2
      0021532: 00110001 01000001 01011001 00100110 01010011 01011001  1AY&SY

      Test bz2 File (Start of Split - 203426)

      $ xxd -l 7 -g 1 -b -seek 203419 250000.bz2
      0031a9b: 11100110 00101000 00101011 00100100 11001010 01101011  .(+$.k
      0031aa1: 00101111                                               /

      Let's say a job splits this test bz2 file into two splits at the start of split (position 203426).
      The former split does not read records which start position 203426 because BZip2 says the position of these dropped records is 203427. The latter split does not read the records because BZip2CompressionInputStream read the block from position 320955.
      Due to this behavior, records between 203427 and 320955 are lost.

      Also, if we reverted the changes in HADOOP-13270, we will not see this issue. We will see HADOOP-13270 issue though.


        1. 250000.bz2
          313 kB
          Aki Tanaka
        2. HADOOP-14919.001.patch
          11 kB
          Jason Darrell Lowe
        3. HADOOP-14919-test.patch
          3 kB
          Aki Tanaka

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