In general it's not advisable to simply auto-restart regionservers without digging into the root cause. We had a case where we were doing that and the real problem got masked. Debugging it later took a lot more effort than it would have taken had we looked at it earlier on.
On Mar 22, 2011, at 12:43 PM, Geoff Hendrey wrote:
> Is there a way in which regionservers can be made to automatically
> restart when they crash/shutdown. We see several shutdowns every
> day...just wondering if there is any mode in which the daemons can
> "autorestart". BTW, I'd be happy to pursue the *cause* of the
> crash/shutdown, but it just seems to be a fact of life when you are
> running 10 regionservers and generating TB of data into HBase.