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From "Quentin Conner (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-6127) vnodes don't scale to hundreds of nodes
Date Fri, 25 Oct 2013 23:50:32 GMT

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Quentin Conner commented on CASSANDRA-6127:
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I grabbed some sample log files from 10 nodes of 256 in a run today.  
[flap-intervals.tar.gz|http://qconner.s3.amazonaws.com/flap-intervals.tar.gz]

Convictions are happening with only 1 to 5 intervals recorded.  Patch #3 is looking like the
winner but we should do the math by hand to be sure (volunteers?).

Also, I just tested [Patch #3|https://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12610117/delayEstimatorUntilStatisticallyValid.patch]
and found 0 flaps for the same setup as yesterday (256 nodes, phi=8, normal 1000 ms gossip
period).




> vnodes don't scale to hundreds of nodes
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-6127
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-6127
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Core
>         Environment: Any cluster that has vnodes and consists of hundreds of physical
nodes.
>            Reporter: Tupshin Harper
>            Assignee: Jonathan Ellis
>         Attachments: 6000vnodes.patch, AdjustableGossipPeriod.patch, delayEstimatorUntilStatisticallyValid.patch
>
>
> There are a lot of gossip-related issues related to very wide clusters that also have
vnodes enabled. Let's use this ticket as a master in case there are sub-tickets.
> The most obvious symptom I've seen is with 1000 nodes in EC2 with m1.xlarge instances.
Each node configured with 32 vnodes.
> Without vnodes, cluster spins up fine and is ready to handle requests within 30 minutes
or less. 
> With vnodes, nodes are reporting constant up/down flapping messages with no external
load on the cluster. After a couple of hours, they were still flapping, had very high cpu
load, and the cluster never looked like it was going to stabilize or be useful for traffic.



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