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  1. HBase
  2. HBASE-23160

The Dead RS May Remove compacted files after recover from full gc



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: regionserver
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      in our online cluster,  we found  daughter region's reference file can point to a nonexistent hfile.  so when is region is balanced,  the region open will be failed as FileNotFoundException, and  a lot of errors thrown.


      how the problem happen

      1.    Region R1 is on server S1, and it's has a compaction, say  storefile  sf1 is compacted  into another file  at time t1.  

      2.     S1 has a long full gc (in our case about 470s)  at t2  (t1 + 300s)

      3.    R1 is offline from S1  after t2 + 180s,   rs zk session expired , so master thought the RS is dead and reassign the R1 to S2.

      4.   S2 found R1 is too large so it make a split request, and R1 split into   R2 + R3, both hold a reference to sf1.

      5 .   the S1 finish the fullgc at  t2 + 470s , and before it report to master,   CompactedHFilesDischarger remove the compacted file sf1 from R1 (R1 is still online on Server S1 )

      6.   so R2、R3 hold a reference  to not exists storefile,and lead to the error we came across。


      possible solutions:


      1.   write WAL Marker before remove hfile from store

            as in SSH, the dead  rs log dir is deleted, so write wal marker will be failed. 

            but is not absolutely reliable, because  rs can fullgc  after write the marker.  there is not way we do these two action  **  atomically.

             it's not 100% reliable , but it's simple...      

      2.   a possible  reliable  solution

            when remove hfile from store dir,  first  move it to a RS-Level  special  DIR,   and then move to archived dir. 

            and we delete the DIR in the SSH,so the  remove compacted files will be failed in the first step, it's reliable  but complicated. 








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              fly2best junfei liang
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