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From "Jonathan Ellis (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-5932) Speculative read performance data show unexpected results
Date Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:08:04 GMT

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Jonathan Ellis commented on CASSANDRA-5932:
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Pushed some OCD of my own to https://github.com/jbellis/cassandra/commits/5932 on top of this.

bq. ALWAYS wasn't making an extra request, it was making an extra data request at the expense
of one digest request

I'm not sure what the distinction is here.  Do you mean that if we weren't read-repairing,
there would be no extra data request at all?

bq. SpecRetry w/ RRD.GLOBAL is a noop, you can't speculate if you contact all the replicas
in the first place.

I dunno, I think we should turn a digest into a data for redundancy the way ALWAYS used to.
                
> Speculative read performance data show unexpected results
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-5932
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-5932
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Ryan McGuire
>            Assignee: Aleksey Yeschenko
>             Fix For: 2.0.2
>
>         Attachments: 5932.txt, compaction-makes-slow.png, compaction-makes-slow-stats.png,
eager-read-looks-promising.png, eager-read-looks-promising-stats.png, eager-read-not-consistent.png,
eager-read-not-consistent-stats.png, node-down-increase-performance.png
>
>
> I've done a series of stress tests with eager retries enabled that show undesirable behavior.
I'm grouping these behaviours into one ticket as they are most likely related.
> 1) Killing off a node in a 4 node cluster actually increases performance.
> 2) Compactions make nodes slow, even after the compaction is done.
> 3) Eager Reads tend to lessen the *immediate* performance impact of a node going down,
but not consistently.
> My Environment:
> 1 stress machine: node0
> 4 C* nodes: node4, node5, node6, node7
> My script:
> node0 writes some data: stress -d node4 -F 30000000 -n 30000000 -i 5 -l 2 -K 20
> node0 reads some data: stress -d node4 -n 30000000 -o read -i 5 -K 20
> h3. Examples:
> h5. A node going down increases performance:
> !node-down-increase-performance.png!
> [Data for this test here|http://ryanmcguire.info/ds/graph/graph.html?stats=stats.eager_retry.node_killed.just_20.json&metric=interval_op_rate&operation=stress-read&smoothing=1]
> At 450s, I kill -9 one of the nodes. There is a brief decrease in performance as the
snitch adapts, but then it recovers... to even higher performance than before.
> h5. Compactions make nodes permanently slow:
> !compaction-makes-slow.png!
> !compaction-makes-slow-stats.png!
> The green and orange lines represent trials with eager retry enabled, they never recover
their op-rate from before the compaction as the red and blue lines do.
> [Data for this test here|http://ryanmcguire.info/ds/graph/graph.html?stats=stats.eager_retry.compaction.2.json&metric=interval_op_rate&operation=stress-read&smoothing=1]
> h5. Speculative Read tends to lessen the *immediate* impact:
> !eager-read-looks-promising.png!
> !eager-read-looks-promising-stats.png!
> This graph looked the most promising to me, the two trials with eager retry, the green
and orange line, at 450s showed the smallest dip in performance. 
> [Data for this test here|http://ryanmcguire.info/ds/graph/graph.html?stats=stats.eager_retry.node_killed.json&metric=interval_op_rate&operation=stress-read&smoothing=1]
> h5. But not always:
> !eager-read-not-consistent.png!
> !eager-read-not-consistent-stats.png!
> This is a retrial with the same settings as above, yet the 95percentile eager retry (red
line) did poorly this time at 450s.
> [Data for this test here|http://ryanmcguire.info/ds/graph/graph.html?stats=stats.eager_retry.node_killed.just_20.rc1.try2.json&metric=interval_op_rate&operation=stress-read&smoothing=1]

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