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From Ted Yu <yuzhih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to manage retry failures in the HBase client
Date Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:40:13 GMT
Have you looked at
http://hbase.apache.org/book.html#hbase_default_configurations where
and hbase.client.pause are explained ?


On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 10:34 AM, Tom Brown <tombrown52@gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a region-server coprocessor that scans it's portion of a table based
> on a request and summarizes the results (designed this way to reduce
> network data transfer).
> In certain circumstances, the HBase cluster gets a bit overloaded, and a
> query will take too long. In that instance, the HBase client will retry the
> query (up to N times). When this happens, any other running queries will
> often timeout and generate retries as well. This results in the cluster
> becoming unresponsive, until I'm able to kill the clients that are retrying
> their requests.
> I have found the "hbase.client.retries.number" property, but that doesn't
> claim to set the number of retries, rather the amount of time between
> retries. Is there a different property I can use to set the maximum number
> of retries? Or is this property mis-documented?
> Thanks in advance!
> --Tom

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