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From "Benedict (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-8630) Faster sequential IO (on compaction, streaming, etc)
Date Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:41:07 GMT

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Benedict commented on CASSANDRA-8630:
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My expectation was that we would extract the existing "is sufficient remaining?" check, and
use this to drive a decision. It doesn't really matter what we do inside this block, because
that is executed infrequently. I would have a {{long readBytesSlowly(int count)}} method,
which we downcast the result to whatever we have actually read. That method would call {{readNext()}}
as necessary, and would be prevented from being inlined. But that's just how I would do it,
since I prefer not to incur complexity when we know the cost will be amortized away, nor inline
that method and inflate our code size for the same reason. 

I don't think it matters _terribly_, though, and if you or [~stefania] have a strong opinion
I won't stand in the way (unless it happens to trigger a strong and unexpected anti-opinion)

> Faster sequential IO (on compaction, streaming, etc)
> ----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-8630
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-8630
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core, Tools
>            Reporter: Oleg Anastasyev
>            Assignee: Stefania
>              Labels: compaction, performance
>             Fix For: 3.x
>
>         Attachments: 8630-FasterSequencialReadsAndWrites.txt, cpu_load.png, flight_recorder_001_files.tar.gz
>
>
> When node is doing a lot of sequencial IO (streaming, compacting, etc) a lot of CPU is
lost in calls to RAF's int read() and DataOutputStream's write(int).
> This is because default implementations of readShort,readLong, etc as well as their matching
write* are implemented with numerous calls of byte by byte read and write. 
> This makes a lot of syscalls as well.
> A quick microbench shows than just reimplementation of these methods in either way gives
8x speed increase.
> A patch attached implements RandomAccessReader.read<Type> and SequencialWriter.write<Type>
methods in more efficient way.
> I also eliminated some extra byte copies in CompositeType.split and ColumnNameHelper.maxComponents,
which were on my profiler's hotspot method list during tests.
> A stress tests on my laptop show that this patch makes compaction 25-30% faster  on uncompressed
sstables and 15% faster for compressed ones.
> A deployment to production shows much less CPU load for compaction. 
> (I attached a cpu load graph from one of our production, orange is niced CPU load - i.e.
compaction; yellow is user - i.e. not compaction related tasks)



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