RE: Namenode fails to re-start after cluster shutdown

2008-02-22 Thread dhruba Borthakur
If your file system metadata is in /tmp, then you are likely to see these kinds of problems. It would be nice if you can move the location of your metadata files away from /tmp. If you still see the problem, can you pl send us the logs from the log directory? Thanks a bunch, Dhruba

RE: long write operations and data recovery

2008-02-26 Thread dhruba Borthakur
The Namenode maintains a lease for every open file that is being written to. If the client that was writing to the file disappears, the Namenode will do lease recovery after expiry of the lease timeout (1 hour). The lease recovery process (in most cases) will remove the last block from the file

RE: long write operations and data recovery

2008-02-28 Thread dhruba Borthakur
I agree with Joydeep. For batch processing, it is sufficient to make the application not assume that HDFS is always up and active. However, for real-time applications that are not batch-centric, it might not be sufficient. There are a few things that HDFS could do to better handle Namenode

RE: org.apache.hadoop.dfs.NameNode: java.lang.NullPointerException

2008-03-02 Thread dhruba Borthakur
Hi Andre, Is it possible for you to let me look at your entire Namenode log? Thanks, dhruba -Original Message- From: André Martin [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 4:32 PM To: Subject: org.apache.hadoop.dfs.NameNode:

RE: HDFS interface

2008-03-11 Thread dhruba Borthakur
HDFS can be accessed using the FileSystem API System.html The HDFS Namenode protocol can be found in eNode.html thanks, dhruba -Original

RE: Question about recovering from a corrupted namenode 0.16.0

2008-03-13 Thread dhruba Borthakur
Your procedure is right: 1. Copy edit.tmp from secondary to edit on primary 2. Copy srcimage from secondary to fsimage on primary 3. remove on primary 4. restart cluster, put in Safemode, fsck / However, the above steps are not foolproof because the transactions that occured between

RE: HDFS: how to append

2008-03-18 Thread dhruba Borthakur
HDFS files, once created, cannot be modified in any way. Appends to HDFS files will probably be supported in a future release in the next couple of months. Thanks, dhruba -Original Message- From: Cagdas Gerede [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 9:53 AM To:

RE: Trash option in hadoop-site.xml configuration.

2008-03-19 Thread dhruba Borthakur
The trash feature is a client side option and depends on the client configuration file. If the client's configuration specifies that Trash is enabled, then the HDFS client invokes a rename to Trash instead of a delete. Now, if Trash is enabled on the Namenode, then the Namenode periodically

RE: Trash option in hadoop-site.xml configuration.

2008-03-20 Thread dhruba Borthakur
is my another question. If two different clients ordered move to trash with different interval, (e.g. client #1 with fs.trash.interval = 60; client #2 with fs.trash.interval = 120) what would happen? Does namenode keep track of all these info? /Taeho On 3/20/08, dhruba Borthakur [EMAIL PROTECTED

RE: Performance / cluster scaling question

2008-03-21 Thread dhruba Borthakur
The namenode lazily instructs a Datanode to delete blocks. As a response to every heartbeat from a Datanode, the Namenode instructs it to delete a maximum on 100 blocks. Typically, the heartbeat periodicity is 3 seconds. The heartbeat thread in the Datanode deletes the block files synchronously

RE: secondary namenode web interface

2008-04-04 Thread dhruba Borthakur
Your configuration is good. The secondary Namenode does not publish a web interface. The null pointer message in the secondary Namenode log is a harmless bug but should be fixed. It would be nice if you can open a JIRA for it. Thanks, Dhruba -Original Message- From: Yuri Pradkin

RE: secondary namenode web interface

2008-04-08 Thread dhruba Borthakur
mean, what is the configuration parameter dfs.secondary.http.address for? Unless there are plans to make this interface work, this config parameter should go away, and so should the listening thread, shouldn't they? Thanks, -Yuri On Friday 04 April 2008 03:30:46 pm dhruba Borthakur wrote: Your

RE: multiple datanodes in the same machine

2008-04-15 Thread dhruba Borthakur
Yes, just point the Datanodes to different config files, different sets of ports, different data directories. Etc.etc. Thanks, dhruba -Original Message- From: Cagdas Gerede [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 11:21 AM To: Subject: multiple

RE: Lease expired on open file

2008-04-16 Thread dhruba Borthakur
The DFSClient has a thread that renews leases periodically for all files that are being written to. I suspect that this thread is not getting a chance to run because the gunzip program is eating all the CPU. You might want to put in a Sleep() after every few seconds on unzipping. Thanks, dhruba

RE: Help: When is it safe to discard a block in the application layer

2008-04-17 Thread dhruba Borthakur
The DFSClient caches small packets (e.g. 64K write buffers) and they are lazily flushed to the datanoeds in the pipeline. So, when an application completes a out.write() call, it is definitely not guaranteed that data is sent to even one datanode. One option would be to retrieve cache hints

RE: datanode files list

2008-04-21 Thread dhruba Borthakur
You should be able to run bin/hadoop fsck -files -blocks -locations / and get a listing of all files and the datanode(s) that each block of the file resides in. Thanks, dhruba -Original Message- From: Shimi K [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 2:12 AM To:

RE: regarding a query on the support of hadoop on windows.

2008-04-22 Thread dhruba Borthakur
As far as I know, you need cygwin to install and run hadoop. The fact that you are using cygwin to run hadoop has almost negligible impact on the performance and efficiency of the hadoop cluster. Cyhgin is mostly needed for the install and configuration scripts. There are a few small portions of

RE: Please Help: Namenode Safemode

2008-04-24 Thread dhruba Borthakur
of Datanodes is large. -dhruba From: Cagdas Gerede [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 11:56 AM To: dhruba Borthakur Cc: Subject: Re: Please Help: Namenode Safemode Hi Dhruba, Thanks for your answer. But I

RE: Block reports: memory vs. file system, and Dividing offerService into 2 threads

2008-04-30 Thread dhruba Borthakur
From: Cagdas Gerede [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:32 PM To: Cc: dhruba Borthakur Subject: Block reports: memory vs. file system, and Dividing offerService into 2 threads Currently, Block reports

RE: Block reports: memory vs. file system, and Dividing offerService into 2 threads

2008-04-30 Thread dhruba Borthakur
reports: memory vs. file system, and Dividing offerService into 2 threads dhruba Borthakur wrote: My current thinking is that block report processing should compare the blkxxx files on disk with the data structure in the Datanode memory. If and only if there is some discrepancy between these two

Re: HDFS: fault tolerance to block losses with namenode failure

2008-05-06 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
Starting in 0.17 release, an application can invoke DFSOutputStream.fsync() to persist block locations for a file even before the file is closed. thanks, dhruba On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 8:11 AM, Cagdas Gerede [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If you are writing 10 blocks for a file and let's say in 10th

Re: HDFS to proceed?

2008-05-11 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
Did one datanode fail or did the namenode fail? By fail do you mean that the system was rebooted or was there a bad disk that caused the problem? thanks, dhruba On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 7:23 PM, C G [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi All: We had a primary node failure over the weekend. When we

Re: Read timed out, Abandoning block blk_-5476242061384228962

2008-05-11 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
You bring up an interesting point. A big chunk of the code in the Namenode is being done inside a global lock although there are pieces (e.g. a portion of code that chooses datanodes for a newly allocated block) that do execute outside this lock. But, it is probably the case that the namenode does

Re: HDFS to proceed?

2008-05-11 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
: 3.0 The filesystem under path '/' is CORRUPT So it seems like it's fixing some problems on its own? Thanks, C G Dhruba Borthakur [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Did one datanode fail or did the namenode fail? By fail do you mean that the system was rebooted or was there a bad disk

Re: dfs.block.size vs avg block size

2008-05-18 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
There isn's a way to change the block size of an existing file. The block size of a file can be specified only at the time of file creation and cannot be changed later. There isn't any wasted space in your system. If the block size is 128MB but you create a HDFS file of say size 10MB, then that

Re: firstbadlink is/as messages in 0.16.4

2008-05-25 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
This firstbadlink was an mis-configured log message in the code. It is innocuous and has since been fixed in 0.17 release. thanks, dhruba On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 7:03 PM, C G [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi All: So far, running 0.16.4 has been a

Re: data locality in HDFS

2008-06-18 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
HDFS uses the network topology to distribute and replicate data. An admin has to configure a script that describes the network topology to HDFS. This is specified by using the parameter in the Configuration file. This has been tested when nodes are on different subnets in

Re: Text search on a PDF file using hadoop

2008-07-23 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
One option for you is to use a pdf-to-text converter (many of them are available online) and then run map-reduce on the txt file. -dhruba On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 1:07 AM, GaneshG [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks Lohit, i am using only defalult reader and i am very new to hadoop. This is my map

Re: NameNode failover procedure

2008-07-30 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
wrote: Dhruba Borthakur wrote: A good way to implement failover is to make the Namenode log transactions to more than one directory, typically a local directory and a NFS mounted directory. The Namenode writes transactions to both directories synchronously. If the Namenode machine dies

Re: Could not get block locations. Aborting...

2008-08-08 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
It is possible that your namenode is overloaded and is not able to respond to RPC requests from clients. Please check the namenode logs to see if you see lines of the form discarding calls dhrua On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 3:41 AM, Alexander Aristov [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I come across the

Re: Setting up a Hadoop cluster where nodes are spread over the Internet

2008-08-10 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
In almost all hadoop configurations, all host names can be specified as IP address. So, in your hadoop-site.xml, please specify the IP address of the namenode (instead of its hostname). -dhruba 2008/8/8 Lucas Nazário dos Santos [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Thanks Andreas. I'll try it. On Fri, Aug 8,

Re: Thinking about retriving DFS metadata from datanodes!!!

2008-09-11 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
My opinion is to not store file-namespace related metadata on the datanodes. When a file is renamed, one has to contact all datanodes to change this new metadata. Worse still, if one renames an entire subdirectory, all blocks that belongs to all files in the subdirectory have to be updated.

Re: [hive-users] Hive Roadmap (Some information)

2008-10-27 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
Hi Ben, And, if I may add, if you would like to contribute the code to make this happen, that will be awesome! In that case, we can move this discussion to a JIRA. Thanks, dhruba On 10/27/08 1:41 PM, Ashish Thusoo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We did have some discussions around it a while back

Re: Question on opening file info from namenode in DFSClient

2008-11-08 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
services, it's quite a common case. I think HBase developers would have run into similar issues as well. Is this enough explanation? Thanks in advance, Taeho On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 3:12 AM, Dhruba Borthakur [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: In the current code, details about block locations

Re: Can return 0 bytes and if so, what does that mean?

2008-11-08 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
It can return 0 if and only if the requested size was zero. For EOF, it should return -1. dhruba On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 8:09 PM, Pete Wyckoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just want to ensure 0 iff EOF or the requested #of bytes was 0. On 11/7/08 6:13 PM, Pete Wyckoff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: Best way to handle namespace host failures

2008-11-10 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
Couple of things that one can do: 1. should have at least two locations, one on the local disk and one on NFS. This means that all transactions are synchronously logged into two places. 2. Create a virtual IP, say that points to the real machine name of the machine on

Re: Anything like RandomAccessFile in Hadoop FS ?

2008-11-13 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
One can open a file and then seek to an offset and then start reading from there. For writing, one can write only to the end of an existing file using FileSystem.append(). hope this helps, dhruba On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 1:24 PM, Tsz Wo (Nicholas), Sze [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Append is going to

Re: Block placement in HDFS

2008-11-25 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
Hi Dennis, There were some discussions on this topic earlier: Do you have any specific use-case for this feature? thanks, dhruba On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 10:22 PM, Owen O'Malley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Nov 24, 2008, at 8:44 PM, Mahadev

Re: 64 bit namenode and secondary namenode 32 bit datanod

2008-11-25 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
The design is such that running multiple secondary namenodes should not corrupt the image (modulo any bugs). Are you seeing image corruptions when this happens? You can run all or any daemons in 32-bit mode or 64 bit-mode. You can mix-and-match. If you have many millions of files, then you might

Re: File Modification timestamp

2008-12-30 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
I believe that file modification times are updated only when the file is closed. Are you appending to a preexisting file? thanks, dhruba On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 3:14 AM, Sandeep Dhawan wrote: Hi, I have a application which creates a simple text file on hdfs. There is a

Re: File Modification timestamp

2009-01-08 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
, 2008 at 11:35 PM, Sandeep Dhawan wrote: Hi Dhruba, The file is being closed properly but the timestamp does not get modified. The modification timestamp still shows the file creation time. I am creating a new file and writing data into this file. Thanks, Sandeep Dhruba

Re: Copying files from HDFS to remote database

2009-04-21 Thread Dhruba Borthakur
You can use any of these: 1. bin/hadoop dfs -get hdfsfile remote filename 2. Thrift API : 3. use fuse-mount ot mount hdfs as a regular file system on remote machine: thanks, dhruba On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at