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From "Romain Hardouin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Comment Edited] (CASSANDRA-13241) Lower default chunk_length_in_kb from 64kb to 4kb
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:25:45 GMT

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Romain Hardouin edited comment on CASSANDRA-13241 at 2/28/17 10:24 AM:
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I created CASSANDRA-13279 because it's a broader problem IMHO.
I don't say we should stay with 64KB. Maybe 8KB i.e. 1GB per TB  would be a good trade-off.


was (Author: rha):
I created https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-13279 because it's a broader problem
IMHO.
I don't say we should stay with 64KB. Maybe 8KB i.e. 1GB per TB  would be a good trade-off.

> Lower default chunk_length_in_kb from 64kb to 4kb
> -------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-13241
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-13241
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Wish
>          Components: Core
>            Reporter: Benjamin Roth
>
> Having a too low chunk size may result in some wasted disk space. A too high chunk size
may lead to massive overreads and may have a critical impact on overall system performance.
> In my case, the default chunk size lead to peak read IOs of up to 1GB/s and avg reads
of 200MB/s. After lowering chunksize (of course aligned with read ahead), the avg read IO
went below 20 MB/s, rather 10-15MB/s.
> The risk of (physical) overreads is increasing with lower (page cache size) / (total
data size) ratio.
> High chunk sizes are mostly appropriate for bigger payloads pre request but if the model
consists rather of small rows or small resultsets, the read overhead with 64kb chunk size
is insanely high. This applies for example for (small) skinny rows.
> Please also see here:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/scylladb-dev/j_qXSP-6-gY
> To give you some insights what a difference it can make (460GB data, 128GB RAM):
> - Latency of a quite large CF: https://cl.ly/1r3e0W0S393L
> - Disk throughput: https://cl.ly/2a0Z250S1M3c
> - This shows, that the request distribution remained the same, so no "dynamic snitch
magic": https://cl.ly/3E0t1T1z2c0J



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