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(Updated Aug. 5, 2015, 9:51 a.m.)

Review request for mesos, Adam B, Benjamin Hindman, Ben Mahler, Jie Yu, Joris 
Van Remoortere, and Vinod Kone.


Addressed Jie's comments.

Bugs: MESOS-2600

Repository: mesos


This involved a lot more challenges than I anticipated, I've captured the 
various approaches and limitations and deal-breakers of those approaches here: 
[Master Endpoint Implementation 

Key points:

* This is a stop-gap solution until we shift the offer creation/management 
logic from the master to the allocator.
* `updateAvailable` and `updateSlave` are kept separate because
  (1) `updateAvailable` is allowed to fail whereas `updateSlave` must not.
  (2) `updateAvailable` returns a `Future` whereas `updateSlave` does not.
  (3) `updateAvailable` never leaves the allocator in an over-allocated state 
and must not, whereas `updateSlave` does, and can.
* The algorithm:
    * Initially, the master pessimistically assume that what seems like 
"available" resources will be gone.
      This is due to the race between the allocator scheduling an `allocate` 
call to itself vs master's `allocator->updateAvailable` invocation.
      As such, we first try to satisfy the request only with the offered 
    * We greedily rescind one offer at a time until we've rescinded 
sufficiently many offers.
      IMPORTANT: We perform `recoverResources(..., Filters())` rather than 
`recoverResources(..., None())` so that we can pretty much always win the race 
against `allocate`.
                 In the case that we lose, no disaster occurs. We simply fail 
to satisfy the request.
    * If we still don't have enough resources after resciding all offers, be 
optimistic and forward the request to the allocator since there may be 
available resources to satisfy the request.
    * If the allocator returns a failure, report the error to the user with 
`PreconditionFailed`. This could be updated to be `Forbidden`, or `Conflict` 
maybe as well. We'll pick one eventually.

This approach is clearly not ideal, since we would prefer to rescind as little 
offers as possible.
The challenges of implementing the ideal solution in the current state is 
described in the document above.

TODO(mpark): Add more comments and test cases.

Diffs (updated)

  src/master/http.cpp 76e70801925041f08bc94f0ca18c86f1a573b2b3 
  src/master/master.hpp e44174976aa64176916827bec4c911333c9a91db 
  src/master/master.cpp 5aa0a5410804fe16abd50b6953f1ffe46a019ecf 
  src/master/validation.hpp 43b8d84556e7f0a891dddf6185bbce7ca50b360a 
  src/master/validation.cpp ffb7bf07b8a40d6e14f922eabcf46045462498b5 

Diff: https://reviews.apache.org/r/35702/diff/


`make check`


Michael Park

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