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Save (sync) journal (fsimage) to alternate/secondary/read-only name node
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Key: HADOOP-3215
URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-3215
Project: Hadoop Core
Issue Type: New Feature
Components: dfs
Reporter: Robert Chansler


The name node journal records HDFS transactions. The journal can be written to multiple file systems (but not HDFS itself!) to increase the durability of the journal. The transaction has to wait for each copy to sync. If one of the file systems becomes slow, performance of HDFS is affected.

As an alternative to directly writing a remote file, the transaction could be written to another name node. The alternate node could be the secondary name node, or a read-only name node replica that provides a journal service. The idea being that receipt of the record--but not its sync to the local disk--would be good enough as a journal replica. This could provide a fast, predictable journal replica where common-mode failures are sufficiently improbable or tolerable.

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