When to decommission a DN, the process hangs.
What happens is, when NN chooses a replica as a source to replicate data on the to-be-decommissioned DN to other DNs, it favors choosing this DN to-be-decommissioned as the source of transfer (see BlockManager.java). However, because of the bad disk, the DN would detect the source block to be transfered as invalidBlock with the following logic in FsDatasetImpl.java:
The reason that this method returns false (detecting invalid block) is because the block file doesn't exist due to bad disk in this case.
The key issue we found here is, after DN detects an invalid block for the above reason, it doesn't report the invalid block back to NN, thus NN doesn't know that the block is corrupted, and keeps sending the data transfer request to the same DN to be decommissioned, again and again. This caused an infinite loop, so the decommission process hangs.
Thanks Harsh J for reporting the issue and initial analysis.