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kudu tablet server failed to start

kudu tablet server failed to start

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I have a problem with kudu on CDH 5.14.3. I have 3 master and 3 tablet servers.

After start, one of 3 tablet server, it downs after a few seconds. I checked kudu logs but I didn't see any important trace to get some more information.


The only trace on fatal and error log was:


Log file created at: 2019/12/12 16:59:30
Running on machine:
Log line format: [IWEF]mmdd hh:mm:ss.uuuuuu threadid file:line] msg
F1212 16:59:30.142372 87271] Check failed: pv_delete_redo != nullptr


Any idea? It is possible to resynchronize this tablet server with other two?




Re: kudu tablet server failed to start

Cloudera Employee
Hi, It seems you hit KUDU-2233 ( which is a nasty bug in Kudu 1.6 reported here - (please refer the complete stack trace in kudu tserver stderr log) KUDU-2233 is fixed in kudu 1.7.0 which is available from CDH 5.15.0. You may consider upgrading the CDH version to CDH 5.15.0 or later. Refer the release note here - Regards, PDas

Re: kudu tablet server failed to start

Cloudera Employee

If CDH upgrade is not possible immediately, setting the "-log_min_segments_to_retain=2" will only prevent the further corruption. 


To do this, go to the Kudu configuration page in Cloudera Manager and add "-log_min_segments_to_retain=2" to the Kudu Service Advanced Configuration Snippet (Safety Valve) for gflagfile option.

Note: When CDH upgraded to a version containing a fix, remove -log_min_segments_to_retain setting.


However, if the tablet failed to start after setting  "-log_min_segments_to_retain=2" , then we have to find the corrupt tablet on the affected TS and delete it in order to bring the TServer up.

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