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From "Benedict (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-7546) AtomicSortedColumns.addAllWithSizeDelta has a spin loop that allocates memory
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:11:36 GMT

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Benedict commented on CASSANDRA-7546:
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It's hard to say for certain, but glancing at CHANGES.txt, it looks like 2.1.1-HEAD is same
ballpark as safe to run as 2.1.0. There are a lot of changes merged, but mostly for tools
like cqlsh, and the things in the core application are pretty minor. I don't officially endorse
it though, since we only just shipped to 2.1.0, and haven't had much time to QA 2.1.1 

> AtomicSortedColumns.addAllWithSizeDelta has a spin loop that allocates memory
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-7546
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-7546
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Core
>            Reporter: graham sanderson
>            Assignee: graham sanderson
>             Fix For: 2.1.1
>
>         Attachments: 7546.20.txt, 7546.20_2.txt, 7546.20_3.txt, 7546.20_4.txt, 7546.20_5.txt,
7546.20_6.txt, 7546.20_7.txt, 7546.20_7b.txt, 7546.20_alt.txt, 7546.20_async.txt, 7546.21_v1.txt,
hint_spikes.png, suggestion1.txt, suggestion1_21.txt, young_gen_gc.png
>
>
> In order to preserve atomicity, this code attempts to read, clone/update, then CAS the
state of the partition.
> Under heavy contention for updating a single partition this can cause some fairly staggering
memory growth (the more cores on your machine the worst it gets).
> Whilst many usage patterns don't do highly concurrent updates to the same partition,
hinting today, does, and in this case wild (order(s) of magnitude more than expected) memory
allocation rates can be seen (especially when the updates being hinted are small updates to
different partitions which can happen very fast on their own) - see CASSANDRA-7545
> It would be best to eliminate/reduce/limit the spinning memory allocation whilst not
slowing down the very common un-contended case.



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