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From "Benedict (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-8630) Faster sequential IO (on compaction, streaming, etc)
Date Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:04:47 GMT

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Benedict commented on CASSANDRA-8630:
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Perhaps we should ensure all three are rebased to the same point and run another set of comparisons?
Perhaps a few sets, with the order (in which we run the patch version) randomised each time.
The {{beforesuggestions}} patch currently outperforms in each of the runs, but there is too
much variation to say it is actually superior.

We need to try and isolate the inconsistencies we're seeing in cstar. With variance of 15%
or more, it's just about impossible to say anything definitive.

> 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,
flight_recorder_002_files.tar.gz, mmaped_uncomp_hotspot.png
>
>
> 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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