Since version 3.4, the quorum of followers and the leader did not synchronize the files immediately when the synchronization was completed, and the data was not persisted to the files in an instant, and at this time the zk server can provide external access, such as webapp access, if it appears at this time Failure, phantom reading may occur
There is a example in the link. [ here example|https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jy3kkVQTDYGb4iV1RaPMBbEWLZZltTQG/view?usp=sharing]
mail response from email@example.com
I think this is a bug, your test case is sound to me. Do you mind
creating a JIRA for this issue?
Followers should not ACK NEWLEADER without ACK every transaction from the
DIFF sync. To ACK every transaction, a follower either persists the
transaction in log, or takes a snapshot before sending the ACK of the
NEWLEADER (which we did, before
ZOOKEEPER-2678 where the snapshot
optimization was introduced).
A potential fix I have in mind is to make sure to persist all DIFF sync
proposals from LEADER (similar to what we are already doing for proposals
coming between NEWLEADER and UPTODATE). By doing so, when the leader
receives NEWLEADER ACK from a quorum, it's guaranteed that
every transaction leader DIFF sync to follower is quorum committed. Thus
there will not be inconsistent views moving forward. Alternatively we can
take a snapshot before ACK NEWLEADER but that will be a big performance hit
for big data trees.
I am also interested to hear what others think about this.
On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 12:20 AM li xun <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
There is a example in the link, would you understand what I mean？
Since version 3.4, the quorum of followers and the leader did not
synchronize the files immediately when the synchronization was completed,
and the data was not persisted to the files in an instant, and at this time
the zk server can provide external access, such as webapp access, if it
appears at this time Failure, phantom reading may occur
2020年8月28日 14:51，Justin Ling Mao <email@example.com> 写道：
@李珣The situation you describe may have conceptual deviations about how
the consensus protocol works:---> Since the data of the follower when the
follower uses the DIFF method to synchronize with the leader is still in
the memory, it has not had time to persist1. The write path is: write
transaction log(WAL) firstly, after reaching a consensus, then apply to
memory, other than the opposite.
---> but at this time, the latest zxid_n of the leader has not been
supported by the quorum of the follower. At this time, if a client connects
to the leader and sees zxid_n,2. If a write has not been supported by the
quorum, it's not safe to apply to the state machine and the client is not
able to see this write.
I guess that your question may be: how the system handles the
uncommitted logs when leader changes?
----- Original Message -----
From: Ted Dunning <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: May violate the ZAB agreement – version 3.6.1
Date: 2020-08-28 01:25
How is it that participant A would have a later zxid than the leader?
In particular, it seems to me that it should be impossible to have these
two facts be true:
1) a transaction has been committed with zxid = z_0. This implies that a
quorum of the cluster has accepted this transaction and it has been
2) a new leader election nominates a leader with latest zxid < z_0.
My reasoning is that any new leader election has to involve a quorum and
least a sufficient number of that quorum must have accepted zxid >= z_0
therefore would refuse to be part of the quorum (this is a
Thus, no leader could be elected with zxid < z_0 if fact (1) is true.
What you are describing seems to require both of these facts.
Perhaps I am missing something about your suggested scenario. Could you
describe what you are thinking in more detail?
On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 2:08 AM 李珣 <email@example.com> wrote:
Suppose there is a situation
zxid_n is the largest zxid of Participant A (the leader has just resumed
from downtime). Zxid_n has not been recognized by the quorum. Assuming
Participant A is elected as the Leader, then if a follower appears to
DIFF to synchronize data with the Leader, Leader After sending the
UPTODATE, the leader can already provide external access, but at this
the latest zxid_n of the leader has not been supported by the quorum of
follower. At this time, if a client connects to the leader and sees
then at this time both the leader and the follower are down. For some
reason, the leader cannot be started, and the follower can start
At this time, a new leader can only be elected from the follower. Since
data of the follower when the follower uses the DIFF method to
with the leader is still in the memory, it has not had time to persist,
then this The newly elected leader does not have the data of zxid_n, but
before zxid_n has been seen by the client on the old leader, there will
inconsistencies in the data view.
Is the above situation possible?