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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-35367

Hold locks in fewer callers of waitForAllEarlierOplogWritesToBeVisible()



    • Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Major - P3
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • 4.0.0-rc1, 4.1.1
    • 4.0.2, 4.1.2
    • Storage
    • Fully Compatible
    • ALL
    • v4.0, v3.6
    • Repl 2018-07-30, Repl 2018-08-13, Repl 2018-08-27
    • 36


      ReplicationCoordinatorExternalStateImpl::waitForAllEarlierOplogWritesToBeVisible() holds a collection lock on the oplog while doing a blocking wait. This can cause a hang described below:

      1. First, perform an insert into a replicated collection using insertDocuments(). An optime is generated, but not committed. If another write occurs after this at a later optime, a "hole" is created by the timestamped write is that is not yet committed.

      2. A reader using readConcern "atClusterTime" or "afterClusterTime" begins a read. This uses ReplicationCoordinatorExternalStateImpl::waitForAllEarlierOplogWritesToBeVisible() to wait for all uncommitted operations to become committed and visible.

      • This waits for the uncommitted insert in step 1 to be commited while holding a DBLock("local", MODE_IS)

      3. A dropCollection command is received on the "local" database, and enqueues a DBLock("local", MODE_X).

      4. The first insert completes the insert in the storage engine and attempts to write the oplog entry at the generated optime. It attempts to acquire a DBLock("local", MODE_IX).

      • The previously enqueued dropCollection operation prevents the insert from acquiring the "local" database lock.
      • waitForAllEarlierOplogWritesToBeVisible() holds its collection lock while waiting the insert to become visible, which waits behind the dropCollection operation

      This method should be redesigned so that a collection lock is not required to be held while waiting for the last oplog entry to become visible.


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              spencer@mongodb.com Spencer Brody (Inactive)
              louis.williams@mongodb.com Louis Williams
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