1. Kafka
  2. KAFKA-320

testZKSendWithDeadBroker fails intermittently due to ZKNodeExistsException


    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Critical Critical
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 0.7, 0.8.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: core
    • Labels:


      The testZKSendWithDeadBroker inside ProducerTest fails intermittently with the following exception -

      [error] Test Failed: testZKSendWithDeadBroker(kafka.producer.ProducerTest)
      java.lang.RuntimeException: A broker is already registered on the path /brokers/ids/0. This probably indicates that you either have configured a brokerid that is already in use, or else you have shutdown this broker and restarted it faster than the zookeeper timeout so it appears to be re-registering.
      at kafka.utils.ZkUtils$.registerBrokerInZk(ZkUtils.scala:109)
      at kafka.server.KafkaZooKeeper.kafka$server$KafkaZooKeeper$$registerBrokerInZk(KafkaZooKeeper.scala:60)
      at kafka.server.KafkaZooKeeper.startup(KafkaZooKeeper.scala:52)
      at kafka.server.KafkaServer.startup(KafkaServer.scala:84)
      at kafka.producer.ProducerTest.testZKSendWithDeadBroker(ProducerTest.scala:174)
      at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
      at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
      at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
      at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
      at junit.framework.TestCase.runTest(TestCase.java:164)
      at junit.framework.TestCase.runBare(TestCase.java:130)
      at junit.framework.TestResult$1.protect(TestResult.java:110)
      at junit.framework.TestResult.runProtected(TestResult.java:128)
      at junit.framework.TestResult.run(TestResult.java:113)
      at junit.framework.TestCase.run(TestCase.java:120)
      at junit.framework.TestSuite.runTest(TestSuite.java:228)
      at junit.framework.TestSuite.run(TestSuite.java:223)
      at junit.framework.TestSuite.runTest(TestSuite.java:228)
      at junit.framework.TestSuite.run(TestSuite.java:223)
      at org.scalatest.junit.JUnit3Suite.run(JUnit3Suite.scala:309)
      at org.scalatest.tools.ScalaTestFramework$ScalaTestRunner.run(ScalaTestFramework.scala:40)
      at sbt.TestRunner.run(TestFramework.scala:53)
      at sbt.TestRunner.runTest$1(TestFramework.scala:67)
      at sbt.TestRunner.run(TestFramework.scala:76)
      at sbt.TestFramework$$anonfun$10$$anonfun$apply$11.runTest$2(TestFramework.scala:194)
      at sbt.TestFramework$$anonfun$10$$anonfun$apply$11$$anonfun$apply$12.apply(TestFramework.scala:205)
      at sbt.TestFramework$$anonfun$10$$anonfun$apply$11$$anonfun$apply$12.apply(TestFramework.scala:205)
      at sbt.NamedTestTask.run(TestFramework.scala:92)
      at sbt.ScalaProject$$anonfun$sbt$ScalaProject$$toTask$1.apply(ScalaProject.scala:193)
      at sbt.ScalaProject$$anonfun$sbt$ScalaProject$$toTask$1.apply(ScalaProject.scala:193)
      at sbt.TaskManager$Task.invoke(TaskManager.scala:62)
      at sbt.impl.RunTask.doRun$1(RunTask.scala:77)
      at sbt.impl.RunTask.runTask(RunTask.scala:85)
      at sbt.impl.RunTask.sbt$impl$RunTask$$runIfNotRoot(RunTask.scala:60)
      at sbt.impl.RunTask$$anonfun$runTasksExceptRoot$2.apply(RunTask.scala:48)
      at sbt.impl.RunTask$$anonfun$runTasksExceptRoot$2.apply(RunTask.scala:48)
      at sbt.Distributor$Run$Worker$$anonfun$2.apply(ParallelRunner.scala:131)
      at sbt.Distributor$Run$Worker$$anonfun$2.apply(ParallelRunner.scala:131)
      at sbt.Control$.trapUnit(Control.scala:19)
      at sbt.Distributor$Run$Worker.run(ParallelRunner.scala:131)

      The test basically restarts a server and fails with this exception during the restart

      This is unexpected, since server1, after shutting down, should trigger the deletion of its registration of the broker id from ZK. But, here is the Kafka bug causing this problem -

      In the test during server1.shutdown(), we do close the zkClient associated with the broker and it successfully deletes the broker's registration info from Zookeeper. After this, server1 can be succesfully started. Then the test completes and in the teardown(), we call server1.shutdown(). During this, the server doesn't really shutdown, since it is protected with the isShuttingDown variable, which was never set to false in the startup() API. Now, this leads to an open zkclient connection for the current test run.

      If you try to re-run ProducerTest without exiting sbt, it will first bring up the zookeeper server. Then, since the kafka server during the previous run is still running, it can succesfully renew its session with zookeeper, and retain the /brokers/ids/0 ephemeral node. If it does this before server1.startup() is called in the test, the test will fail.

      The fix is to set the shutdown related variables correctly in the startup API of KafkaServer. Also, during debugging this, I found that we don't close zkclient in the Producer as well. Due to this, unit tests throw a whole bunch of WARN that look like -

      [2012-03-26 14:14:27,703] INFO Opening socket connection to server nnarkhed-ld / (org.apache.zookeeper.ClientCnxn:1061)
      [2012-03-26 14:14:27,703] WARN Session 0x13650dbf8dd0005 for server null, unexpected error, closing socket connection and attempting reconnect (org.apache.zookeeper.ClientCnxn:1188)
      java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused
      at sun.nio.ch.SocketChannelImpl.checkConnect(Native Method)
      at sun.nio.ch.SocketChannelImpl.finishConnect(SocketChannelImpl.java:567)
      at org.apache.zookeeper.ClientCnxn$SendThread.run(ClientCnxn.java:1146)

      1. kafka-320-v3-delta.patch
        2 kB
        Jun Rao
      2. kafka-320-v3.patch
        25 kB
        Neha Narkhede
      3. kafka-320-v2.patch
        31 kB
        Neha Narkhede
      4. kafka-320.patch
        3 kB
        Neha Narkhede


        Neha Narkhede created issue -
        Neha Narkhede made changes -
        Field Original Value New Value
        Status Open [ 1 ] Patch Available [ 10002 ]
        Neha Narkhede made changes -
        Attachment kafka-320.patch [ 12520016 ]
        Neha Narkhede made changes -
        Attachment kafka-320-v2.patch [ 12520518 ]
        Neha Narkhede made changes -
        Attachment kafka-320-v3.patch [ 12521721 ]
        Jun Rao made changes -
        Attachment kafka-320-v3-delta.patch [ 12521772 ]
        Neha Narkhede made changes -
        Status Patch Available [ 10002 ] Resolved [ 5 ]
        Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]


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            Neha Narkhede
            Neha Narkhede
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