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From "Jason Brown (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-4718) More-efficient ExecutorService for improved throughput
Date Tue, 13 May 2014 05:36:17 GMT

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Jason Brown commented on CASSANDRA-4718:
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[~enigmacurry] Also, is it possible for you to fill up the disks with more sstables than available
memory? I think we shouyld check how going to disk plays into the performance mix, rather
than just reading from page cache for the entire read test. This should introduce another
modality into the way the algorithm behaves, one that is probably more realistic to the real
world (a mix of page cache hits and disk seeks).

[~benedict] This rewrite is quite extensive wrt prior branches. As it this code is quite complex
with many new additions, I will need a good chunk of time tomorrow to review this. 

> More-efficient ExecutorService for improved throughput
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-4718
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-4718
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Jonathan Ellis
>            Assignee: Jason Brown
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: performance
>             Fix For: 2.1.0
>
>         Attachments: 4718-v1.patch, PerThreadQueue.java, aws.svg, backpressure-stress.out.txt,
baq vs trunk.png, belliotsmith_branches-stress.out.txt, jason_read.svg, jason_read_latency.svg,
jason_write.svg, op costs of various queues.ods, stress op rate with various queues.ods, v1-stress.out
>
>
> Currently all our execution stages dequeue tasks one at a time.  This can result in contention
between producers and consumers (although we do our best to minimize this by using LinkedBlockingQueue).
> One approach to mitigating this would be to make consumer threads do more work in "bulk"
instead of just one task per dequeue.  (Producer threads tend to be single-task oriented by
nature, so I don't see an equivalent opportunity there.)
> BlockingQueue has a drainTo(collection, int) method that would be perfect for this. 
However, no ExecutorService in the jdk supports using drainTo, nor could I google one.
> What I would like to do here is create just such a beast and wire it into (at least)
the write and read stages.  (Other possible candidates for such an optimization, such as the
CommitLog and OutboundTCPConnection, are not ExecutorService-based and will need to be one-offs.)
> AbstractExecutorService may be useful.  The implementations of ICommitLogExecutorService
may also be useful. (Despite the name these are not actual ExecutorServices, although they
share the most important properties of one.)



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