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Re: deleteOnExit when JVM shutsdown non gracefully
Andrew Purtell 2013-04-10, 16:33
Perhaps we can simply unlink the file after load. On *nix the OS would GC
the file data after the JVM process terminates and the filehandles are
closed. Of course this won't work on Windows. (But I don't care about that.)

We added a change such that now all coprocessor jars are brought locally to
a specific directory that can be specified in hbase-site.xml. Placing them
in hbase.tmp.dir inflexibly would be a step backwards, although I believe
that is a default. -1 on the suggestion to automatically clear
hbase.tmp.dir, people actually run with that when first evaluating hbase
sometimes, it would be an unwelcome surprise to nuke their test data. All
of the scenarios you mention are unclean/exceptional shutdowns, perhaps it
makes sense to add a note in the book so ops folks can be aware that dead
coprocessor jars might collect in those cases.
On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 2:30 AM, Asaf Mesika <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hi,
> In the CoprocessorHost.java file, there's the following code section used
> to load a coprocessor jar:
>       fs.copyToLocalFile(path, dst);
>       File tmpLocal = new File(dst.toString());
>       tmpLocal.deleteOnExit();
> There's an assumption here that the JVM will gracefully shutdown (as
> opposed to machine went dead, kill -9, OutOfMemory which cause kill -9 in
> plain vanilla HBase).
> If this happens, the temp jar and CRC files will remain there.
> We saw in a production environment a case where there were 300k files there
> (only jar and crc files releated to our coprocessor jar filename).
> It seems right to me, to add code section which deletes the stale files
> upon startup of the region server (just deletes all *.jar before a certain
> timestamp). Or better - place them in /tmp/hbase, and delete the contents
> of this folder upon startup.
> What do you think?

Best regards,

   - Andy

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