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From "Rick Branson (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (CASSANDRA-6345) Endpoint cache invalidation causes CPU spike (on vnode rings?)
Date Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:05:22 GMT


Rick Branson updated CASSANDRA-6345:

    Reproduced In: 1.2.11

> Endpoint cache invalidation causes CPU spike (on vnode rings?)
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-6345
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Bug
>         Environment: 30 nodes total, 2 DCs
> Cassandra 1.2.11
> vnodes enabled (256 per node)
>            Reporter: Rick Branson
> We've observed that events which cause invalidation of the endpoint cache (update keyspace,
add/remove nodes, etc) in AbstractReplicationStrategy result in several seconds of thundering
herd behavior on the entire cluster. 
> A thread dump shows over a hundred threads (I stopped counting at that point) with a
backtrace like this:
>         at
>         at org.apache.cassandra.locator.TokenMetadata$
>         at org.apache.cassandra.locator.TokenMetadata$
>         at java.util.TreeMap.getEntryUsingComparator(
>         at java.util.TreeMap.getEntry(
>         at java.util.TreeMap.get(
>         at
>         at
>         at
>         at
>         at
>         at org.apache.cassandra.utils.SortedBiMultiValMap.create(
>         at org.apache.cassandra.locator.TokenMetadata.cloneOnlyTokenMap(
>         at org.apache.cassandra.locator.AbstractReplicationStrategy.getNaturalEndpoints(
>         at org.apache.cassandra.service.StorageService.getNaturalEndpoints(
>         at org.apache.cassandra.service.StorageProxy.performWrite(
> It looks like there's a large amount of cost in the TokenMetadata.cloneOnlyTokenMap that
AbstractReplicationStrategy.getNaturalEndpoints is calling each time there is a cache miss
for an endpoint. It seems as if this would only impact clusters with large numbers of tokens,
so it's probably a vnodes-only issue.
> Proposal: In AbstractReplicationStrategy.getNaturalEndpoints(), cache the cloned TokenMetadata
instance returned by TokenMetadata.cloneOnlyTokenMap(), wrapping it with a lock to prevent
stampedes, and clearing it in clearEndpointCache(). Thoughts?

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