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  1. HBase
  2. HBASE-706

On OOME, regionserver sticks around and doesn't go down with cluster


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 0.2.0
    • Component/s: None
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      On John Gray cluster, an errant, massive, store file caused us OOME. Shutdown of cluster left this regionserver in place. A thread dump failed with OOME. Here is last thing in log:

      2008-06-25 03:21:55,111 INFO org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HRegionServer: worker thread exiting
      2008-06-25 03:24:26,923 FATAL org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HRegionServer: Set stop flag in regionserver/0:0:0:0:0:0:0:0:60020.cacheFlusher
      java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space
              at java.util.HashMap.<init>(HashMap.java:226)
              at java.util.HashSet.<init>(HashSet.java:103)
              at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HRegionServer.getRegionsToCheck(HRegionServer.java:1789)
              at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HRegionServer$Flusher.enqueueOptionalFlushRegions(HRegionServer.java:479)
              at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HRegionServer$Flusher.run(HRegionServer.java:385)
      2008-06-25 03:24:26,923 INFO org.apache.hadoop.ipc.Server: IPC Server handler 2 on 60020, call batchUpdate(items,,1214272763124, 9223372036854775807, org.apache.hadoop.hbase.io.BatchUpdate@67d6b1e2) from error: java.io.IOException: Server not running
      java.io.IOException: Server not running
              at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HRegionServer.checkOpen(HRegionServer.java:1758)
              at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.HRegionServer.batchUpdate(HRegionServer.java:1547)
              at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
              at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:57)
              at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:43)
              at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:616)
              at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.ipc.HbaseRPC$Server.call(HbaseRPC.java:413)
              at org.apache.hadoop.ipc.Server$Handler.run(Server.java:901)

      If I get an OOME just trying to threaddump, would seem to indicate we need to start keeping a little memory resevoir around for emergencies such as this just so we can shutdown clean.

      Moving this into 0.2. Seems important to fix if robustness is name of the game.


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