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Uma Maheswara Rao GNov 22, 2011 3:16 am 
Todd LipconNov 22, 2011 4:57 pm 
Uma Maheswara Rao GNov 22, 2011 9:17 pm 
Todd LipconNov 23, 2011 12:38 am 
Uma Maheswara Rao GNov 23, 2011 1:23 am 
Todd LipconNov 23, 2011 3:37 pm 
Uma Maheswara Rao GNov 23, 2011 6:21 pm 
Subject:Re: Blocks are getting corrupted under very high load
From:Todd Lipcon (
Date:Nov 23, 2011 12:38:42 am

I noticed that the reported block after restart is also much smaller than the block reported earlier.

Any chance when your DN restarted it actually lost power? ie do you mean that just the DN JVM restarted, or that the whole machine crashed and restarted?

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM, Uma Maheswara Rao G <> wrote:

Hi Todd, Thanks a lot for taking a look.

Yes, I also suspect the same initially. But after analysing the logs, we found
below client trace logs in DN, which means block finalization completed. ./hadoop-root-datanode-xx-xx-132-22.log.1:2011-11-20 18:18:45,498 INFO
 DataNode.clienttrace ( - src: /xx.xx.132.26:55882,
dest: /xx.xx.132.22:10010, bytes: 255954944, op: HDFS_WRITE, cliID:
DFSClient_NONMAPREDUCE_827638122_13, srvID:
DS-1518903564-, blockid: blk_1321803251510_85379 ./hadoop-root-datanode-xx-xx-132-22.log.1:2011-11-20 18:18:45,498 INFO
 datanode.DataNode ( - PacketResponder 0 for block
blk_1321803251510_85379 terminating

blk_1321803251510_85379 is recent generationTimeStamp. Also NN logs clearly
saying that addStoredBlock called for this block id.

Below are the logs.. ./hadoop-root-HANameNode-xx-xx-132-27.log.9:2011-11-20 18:18:15,836 INFO
 namenode.FSNamesystem ( -
newgenerationstamp=85379, newlength=246505984, newtargets=[xx.xx.132.22:10010],
closeFile=false, deleteBlock=false) ./hadoop-root-HANameNode-xx-xx-132-27.log.9:2011-11-20 18:18:15,869 INFO
 namenode.FSNamesystem ( -
commitBlockSynchronization(blk_1321803251510_85379) successful ./hadoop-root-HANameNode-xx-xx-132-27.log.9:2011-11-20 18:18:45,496 WARN
 namenode.FSNamesystem ( - Inconsistent
size for block blk_1321803251510_85379 reported from xx.xx.132.22:10010 current
size is 246505984 reported size is 255954944 ./hadoop-root-HANameNode-xx-xx-132-27.log.9:2011-11-20 18:18:45,496 WARN
 hdfs.StateChange ( - BLOCK*
NameSystem.addStoredBlock: Redundant addStoredBlock request received for
blk_1321803251510_85379 on xx.xx.132.22:10010 size 255954944

After DN restart: ./hadoop-root-HANameNode-xx-xx-132-27.log.7:2011-11-20 18:55:54,844 INFO
 hdfs.StateChange ( - BLOCK*
NameSystem.addStoredBlock: addStoredBlock request received for
blk_1321803251510_83627 on xx.xx.132.22:10010 size 104428544 but was rejected:
Reported as block being written but is a block of closed file.

Regards, Uma

________________________________________ From: Todd Lipcon [] Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 6:27 AM To: Cc: Subject: Re: Blocks are getting corrupted under very high load

Can you look on the DN in question and see whether it was succesfully finalized when the write finished? It doesn't sound like a successful write -- should have moved it out of the bbw directory into current/

Hi All,

I have backported HDFS-1779 to our Hadoop version which is based on 0.20-Append

We are running a load test, as usual. (We want to ensure the reliability of the
system under heavy loads.) My cluster has 8 DataNodes and a Namenode Each machine has 16 CPUs and 12 hard disks, each having 2TB capacity. Clients are running along with Datanodes. Clients will upload some tar files containing 3-4 blocks, from 50 threads. Each block size is 256MB. replication factor is 3.

Everything looks to be fine on a normal load. When the load is increased, lot of errors are happening. Many pipeline failures are happening also. All these are fine, except for the strange case of few blocks.

Some blocks (around 30) are missing (FSCK report shows). When I tried to read that files, it fails saying that No Datanodes for this
block Analysing the logs, we found that, for these blocks, pipeline recovery happened,
write was successful to a single Datanode. Also, Datanode reported the block to Namenode in a blockReceived command. After some time (say, 30 minutes), the Datanode is getting restarted. In the BBW (BlocksBeingWritten) report send by DN immediately after restart,
these finalized blocks are also included. (Showing that these blocks are in
blocksBeingWritten folder) In many of the cases, the generation timestamp reported in the BBW report is the
old timestamp.

Namenode is rejecting that block in the BBW report by saying file is already
closed. Also, Namenode asks the Datanode to invlidate the blocks & Datanode is doing the
same. When deleting the blocks also, it is printing the path from BlocksBeingWritten
directory. (Also the previous generation timestamp)

Looks very strange for me. Does this means that the finalized block file & meta file (which is written in
current folder) is getting lost after DN restart Due to which Namenode will not receive these block's information in the BLOCK
REPORT send from the Datanodes.