Thanks for the nice update N.
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> From: n keywal [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:27 AM
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> Subject: mttr update
> Hi All,
> There is some progress on MTTR. It's detailed in HBASE-5843, but here
> is a
> That's the server side view, including the edits split & replaying, and
> considering a timeout of 30s in ZK.
> 1) Region Server crash. We can expect 50s on 0.94; 20s on 0.96:
> - the failure will be detected immediately on 0.96, after 30s on 0.94
> - the distributed split seems to work well (i.e. distribute well)
> - the assignment seems to be dominated by replaying the locally edits,
> should scale well on a reasonable cluster.
> 2) Single Box failure (regionserver + datanode): 0.94: often around 10
> minutes. 0.96 (actually HDFS-3703): 50s.
> - It's random. The more data to split, the more chance you have to be
> directed to the dead datanode. With little data in the memstore, it's
> - The results come from HDFS-3703: we're not directed to the dead
> datanodes anymore. It's not yet in the official hdfs release.
> - When directed to a dead datanode, HBase/HDFS retries on the same
> datanode instead of moving to another one (HBASE-6751)
> - Distributed Split resubmits the tasks too fast (HBASE-6738)
> 3) Going further:
> - 3703 simplifies a lot of things, because we've got much less errors
> the underlying file system when a box dies. So in production it's gonna
> quite useful in many cases. It would be dangerous to rely too much on
> i.e. being non consistent or totally inefficient when we've got
> errors. HBASE-6738 is a good example: when there is no datanode error
> does no show up; it does not mean we don't have a problem.
> - There are still the nasty cases, i.e. loosing meta/root, or mixing a
> failure with a heavy workload (workload increases during failure) and
> other things like this.
> - For reliability and safety, not writing the log locally could be
> important. That's HDFS-3706.
> - These tests are from the server point if view. There could be corner
> cases if looked at from a client point of view.
> - And we could do things differently to serve writes and some reads
> immediately (HBASE-6752)
> - Decreasing the detection time will become more and more important.
> (HBASE-6290, ZOOKEEPER-702, ZOOKEEPER-922, ...)
> That's all folks! :-)