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From "Josh Elser (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-3982) Add LRU mechanism to address memory concerns and possibly pre-fetch Tablet Locations.
Date Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:20:45 GMT

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Josh Elser commented on ACCUMULO-3982:
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Thanks for the copy. I hadn't read that issue yet.

bq. The user of the locator doesn't really need sorted iteration.

Yeah, I didn't mean user-facing API alone but more what the data structure would look like
to implement the Locator. Since we're in the position to fix something that isn't scaling,
I figured it would be prudent to give it some thought before implementing.

> Add LRU mechanism to address memory concerns and possibly pre-fetch Tablet Locations.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-3982
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-3982
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: client, tserver
>    Affects Versions: 1.6.3, 1.7.0, 1.8.0
>            Reporter: marco polo
>            Assignee: Eric Newton
>             Fix For: 1.8.0
>
>
> On larger systems, especially those of which may split frequently, I've seen churn in
the TabletLocator caches. Could we possibly pre-fetch entries for a table so that we don't
constantly access the metadata table for tablet locations. 
> Additionally, instead of clearing the cache in the case of a miss or failure, could we
simply update those entries in the cache? If we do this we may minimize cache misses overall
and the need to scan the meta data table. If need be, we could have a threshold before clearing
the cache entirely if people see the need for that.
> It would also be helpful to add an LRU cache ( or maybe even priority based LRU cache
). In ACCUMULO-3549, we added a cache clear to TabletServer to avoid overwhelming memory.
An LRU cache might address this concern and make the clear cache call unnecessary.



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