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  1. Hadoop Common
  2. HADOOP-3184

HOD gracefully exclude "bad" nodes during ring formation



    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 0.18.0
    • Component/s: contrib/hod
    • Labels:
    • Hadoop Flags:
      Incompatible change, Reviewed
    • Release Note:
      Modified HOD to handle master (NameNode or JobTracker) failures on bad nodes by trying to bring them up on another node in the ring. Introduced new property ringmaster.max-master-failures to specify the maximum number of times a master is allowed to fail.


      HOD clusters sometimes fail to allocate due to a single "bad" node. During ring formation, the entire ring should not be dependent upon every single node being good. Instead, it should either exclude any ring member that does not adequately join the ring in a specified amount of time.

      This is a frequent HOD user issue (although not directly caused by HOD).

      Examples of bad nodes: Missing java, incorrect version of HOD or Hadoop, local name-cache corrupt, slow network links, drives just beginning to fail, etc.

      Many of these conditions are known, and we can monitor for those separately, but this enhancement would shield users from unknown failure conditions that we haven't yet anticipated. This way, a user will get a cluster, instead of hanging indefinitely.


        1. 3184.2.patch
          9 kB
          Hemanth Yamijala
        2. 3184.1.patch
          6 kB
          Hemanth Yamijala



            • Assignee:
              yhemanth Hemanth Yamijala
              menicosia Marco Nicosia
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