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From "Benedict (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CASSANDRA-6692) AtomicBTreeColumns Improvements
Date Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:53:19 GMT
Benedict created CASSANDRA-6692:

             Summary: AtomicBTreeColumns Improvements
                 Key: CASSANDRA-6692
             Project: Cassandra
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Core
            Reporter: Benedict
            Assignee: Benedict
            Priority: Minor
             Fix For: 2.1

There are two improvements to make to the BTree code that should help:

1) It turns out Stack Allocation is more rubbish than we had hoped, and so the fast route
actually allocates garbage. It's unlikely this reduces throughput, but the increased young-gen
pressure is probably unwelcome. I propose to remove the fast route for now.

2) It is not uncommon to race to perform an update, so that the new values are actually out-of-date
when we come to modify the tree. In this case the update should recognise that the original
(portion of) the tree has not been modified, and simply return it, without allocating a new

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