This may be weird, but I could have sworn that the script is called repeatedly.
One simple test would be to change the rack aware script and print a message out when the script is called.
Then change the script and see if it catches the change without restarting the cluster.
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 15:50:58 -0700
> Subject: Re: changing node's rack
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> CC: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> I think that the namenode remembers the rack. Restarting the datanode
> doesn't make it forget.
> On Sat, Mar 26, 2011 at 7:34 AM, Rita <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > What is the best way to change the rack of a node?
> > I have tried the following: Killed the datanode process. Changed the
> > rackmap
> > file so the node && and ip address entry reflect the new rack and I do a
> > '-refreshNodes'. Restarted the datanode. But it seems the datanode is keep
> > getting register to the old rack.
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