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ALM-14020 Number of Entries in the HDFS Directory Exceeds the Threshold

Updated at: Aug 17, 2021 GMT+08:00

Description

The system obtains the number of subfiles and subdirectories in a specified directory every hour and checks whether it reaches the percentage of the threshold (the maximum number of subfiles and subdirectories in an HDFS directory, the threshold for triggering an alarm is 90% by default). If it exceeds the percentage of the threshold, an alarm is triggered.

When the number of subfiles and subdirectories in the directory the alarm is lower than the percentage of the threshold, the alarm is automatically cleared. When the monitoring switch is disabled, alarms corresponding to all directories are cleared. If a directory is removed from the monitoring list, alarms corresponding to the directory are cleared.

  • The dfs.namenode.fs-limits.max-directory-items parameter specifies the maximum number of subfiles and subdirectories in the HDFS directory. Its default value is 1048576. If the number of subfiles and subdirectories in a directory exceeds the parameter value, subfiles and subdirectories cannot be created in the directory.
  • The dfs.namenode.directory-items.monitor parameter specifies the list of directories to be monitored. Its default value is /tmp,/SparkJobHistory,/mr-history.
  • The dfs.namenode.directory-items.monitor.enabled parameter is used to enable or disable the monitoring switch. Its default value is true, which means the monitoring switch is enabled by default.

Attribute

Alarm ID

Alarm Severity

Automatically Cleared

14020

Major

Yes

Parameters

Name

Meaning

Source

Specifies the cluster for which the alarm is generated.

ServiceName

Specifies the service for which the alarm is generated.

RoleName

Specifies the role for which the alarm is generated.

NameServiceName

Specifies the NameService service for which the alarm is generated.

Directory

Specifies the directory for which the alarm is generated.

Trigger Condition

Specifies the threshold triggering the alarm. If the current indicator value exceeds this threshold, the alarm is generated.

Impact on the System

If the number of entries in the monitored directory exceeds 90% of the threshold, an alarm is triggered, but entries can be added to the directory. Once the maximum threshold is exceeded, entries will fail to be added to the directory.

Possible Causes

The number of entries in the monitored directory exceeds 90% of the threshold.

Procedure

Check whether unnecessary files exist in the system.

  1. Log in to the HDFS client as user root. Run the cd command to go to the client installation directory, and run the source bigdata_env command to set the environment variables.

    If the cluster is in security mode, security authentication is required.

    Run the kinit hdfs command and enter the password as prompted. Obtain the password from the administrator.

  2. Run the following command to check whether files and directories in the directory with the alarm can be deleted:

    hdfs dfs -ls Directory with the alarm

    • If yes, go to 3.
    • If no, go to 5.

  3. Run the following command to delete unnecessary files.

    hdfs dfs -rm -r -f File or directory path

    Deleting a file or folder is a high-risk operation. Ensure that the file or folder is no longer required before performing this operation.

  4. Wait 1 hour and check whether the alarm is cleared.

    • If yes, no further action is required.
    • If no, go to 5.

Check whether the threshold is correctly configured.

  1. On the FusionInsight Manager portal, choose Cluster > Name of the desired cluster > Services > HDFS > Configurations > All Configurations. Search for the dfs.namenode.fs-limits.max-directory-items parameter and check whether the parameter value is appropriate.

    • If yes, go to 9.
    • If no, go to 6.

  2. Increase the parameter value.
  3. Save the configuration and click Dashboard > More > Restart Service.
  4. Wait 1 hour and check whether the alarm is cleared.

    • If yes, no further action is required.
    • If no, go to 9.

Collect fault information.

  1. On the FusionInsight Manager portal, choose O&M > Log > Download.
  2. Select HDFS in the required cluster from the Service.
  3. Click in the upper right corner, and set Start Date and End Date for log collection to 10 minutes ahead of and after the alarm generation time, respectively. Then, click Download.
  4. Contact the O&M personnel and send the collected logs.

Alarm Clearing

After the fault is rectified, the system automatically clears this alarm.

Related Information

None

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