Partitioner class HRegionPartitioner in a HBase MapReduce job has a method getPartition(). In getPartition(), there is a scenario where we have check for less number of reducers than region. This scenario seems incorrect because for a rowKey present in last region(let us say nth region) , getPartition() should return value (n-1). But it is not returning n-1 for the last region as it is falling in the case where number of reducers < number of regions and returning some random value.
So if a client uses this class as a partitioner class in HBase MapReduce jobs, this method incorrectly partitions the regions because rowKeys present in the last regions does not fall to the last region.
Consider the following scenario:
if there are 5 regions for the table, partitions = 5 and number of reducers is also 5.
So in this case above check for reducers < regions should not return true.
But for the last region when i=4(last region, 5th region) , getPartition should return 4 but it returns 2 because it falls in the case of when we have less reduces than region and returns true for the above condition even though we have reducers = regions. So the condition is incorrect.
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