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From "Benedict (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-7883) Allow plugging JEMalloc for off-heap memtables
Date Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:23:28 GMT


Benedict commented on CASSANDRA-7883:

I'm not convinced by the necessity of this, if only because we allocate in large-ish quantities
so there's not likely to be any measurable impact. That said, it's also trivial and no downside,
so happy to include if you post a patch.

> Allow plugging JEMalloc for off-heap memtables
> ----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-7883
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core
>            Reporter: Jay Patel
>             Fix For: 2.1.1
> Off-heap memtables (memtable_allocation_type:offheap_objects) introduced by CASSANDRA-6694
uses native GCC allocator. Provide an option to use JEMalloc allocator (
which is good to reduce fragmentation. 
> CASSANDRA-3997 adds below option for off-heap caches and metadata. But it's not in effect
for off-heap memtables. Should be use the same option or add another?
> memory_allocator: JEMallocAllocator

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