• Type: Sub-task
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: QuorumJournalManager (HDFS-3077)
    • Fix Version/s: None
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      Currently, the JournalNodes automatically format themselves when a new writer takes over, if they don't have any data for that namespace. However, this has a few problems:
      1) if the administrator accidentally points a new NN at the wrong quorum (eg corresponding to another cluster), it will auto-format a directory on those nodes. This doesn't cause any data loss, but would be better to bail out with an error indicating that they need to be formatted.
      2) if a journal node crashes and needs to be reformatted, it should be able to re-join the cluster and start storing new segments without having to fail over to a new NN.
      3) if 2/3 JNs get accidentally reformatted (eg the mount point becomes undone), and the user starts the NN, it should fail to start, because it may end up missing edits. If it auto-formats in this case, the user might have silent "rollback" of the most recent edits.




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              hgadre Hrishikesh Gadre
              tlipcon Todd Lipcon
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