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From "Bergquist, Brett" <BBergqu...@canoga.com>
Subject Could use some thoughts on a problem with a query in production
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:04:55 GMT
Background:


*         A large database approximately 750G

*         derby.storage.pageCacheSize=64000

*         Inserts going into the database about 125/second

*         Other database updates and deletes are being performed at a lower rate.

A query is run by the customer that does not complete in a reasonable amount of time.   Unfortunately
the customer's program retries this query up to 40 times compounding the problem.

The query retrieves a set of records for a period of time.  The query is constructed using
the indexes of the table such that the rows should be in sorted order and an external sort
not required.   Basically the query fires off periodically and requests the records for a
specific hour of the day.   The next time it fires off and retrieves the next hour, etc.

The query has run successfully with other parameters repeatedly through out the week with
no issues.  Only one set of query parameters caused the issue.   The same problem occurred
exactly one week later again for the same time period of the day.

I was able to retrieve the database locally from the customer and I configured my server to
time and time zone and ran the query with no issue.   So it does not appear to be an optimizer
problem with it choosing the wrong path.

There is a script that is run at the customer's site to retrieve some data that I use for
debugging these types of problems as access to the customer site is not possible due to security
reasons.   One of the things that is captures is stack traces every 5 seconds for 1 minute.

The stack traces show no deadlocks and also seem to show that the query path is not doing
a large external sort or anything like that.   Many of the threads are blocked however and
they seem to be blocked at a low level.    For example many threads look like this:

"DRDAConnThread_98" #123 prio=5 os_prio=64 tid=0x00000001027b3800 nid=0x94 waiting for monitor
entry [0xfffffffd37afe000]
   java.lang.Thread.State: BLOCKED (on object monitor)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.data.FileContainer.pageValid(Unknown Source)
                - waiting to lock <0xfffffffd70d5d598> (a org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.data.AllocationCache)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.data.FileContainer.getUserPage(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.data.FileContainer.getPage(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.data.BaseContainerHandle.getPage(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.access.conglomerate.OpenConglomerate.latchPage(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.access.conglomerate.GenericConglomerateController.fetch(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.IndexRowToBaseRowResultSet.getNextRowCore(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.ProjectRestrictResultSet.getNextRowCore(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.NestedLoopJoinResultSet.getNextRowCore(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.NestedLoopJoinResultSet.getNextRowCore(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.NestedLoopJoinResultSet.getNextRowCore(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.ProjectRestrictResultSet.getNextRowCore(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.SortResultSet.getRowFromResultSet(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.SortResultSet.getNextRowFromRS(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.SortResultSet.loadSorter(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.SortResultSet.openCore(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.BasicNoPutResultSetImpl.open(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.GenericPreparedStatement.executeStmt(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.GenericPreparedStatement.execute(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.jdbc.EmbedStatement.executeStatement(Unknown Source)
                - locked <0xfffffffd95a59900> (a org.apache.derby.impl.jdbc.EmbedConnection40)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.jdbc.EmbedPreparedStatement.executeStatement(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.jdbc.EmbedPreparedStatement.execute(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.iapi.jdbc.BrokeredPreparedStatement.execute(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.drda.DRDAStatement.execute(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.drda.DRDAConnThread.processCommands(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.drda.DRDAConnThread.run(Unknown Source)

and they are waiting on a thread that looks like this:

"DRDAConnThread_61" #86 prio=5 os_prio=64 tid=0x0000000102d4c000 nid=0x6f waiting for monitor
entry [0xfffffffd3c7fe000]
   java.lang.Thread.State: BLOCKED (on object monitor)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.data.FileContainer.pageValid(Unknown Source)
                - locked <0xfffffffd70d5d598> (a org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.data.AllocationCache)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.data.FileContainer.getUserPage(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.data.FileContainer.getPage(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.data.BaseContainerHandle.getPage(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.access.conglomerate.OpenConglomerate.latchPage(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.access.conglomerate.GenericConglomerateController.fetch(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.IndexRowToBaseRowResultSet.getNextRowCore(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.ProjectRestrictResultSet.getNextRowCore(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.NestedLoopJoinResultSet.getNextRowCore(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.NestedLoopJoinResultSet.getNextRowCore(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.NestedLoopJoinResultSet.getNextRowCore(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.ProjectRestrictResultSet.getNextRowCore(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.SortResultSet.getRowFromResultSet(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.SortResultSet.getNextRowFromRS(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.SortResultSet.loadSorter(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.SortResultSet.openCore(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.execute.BasicNoPutResultSetImpl.open(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.GenericPreparedStatement.executeStmt(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.sql.GenericPreparedStatement.execute(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.jdbc.EmbedStatement.executeStatement(Unknown Source)
                - locked <0xfffffffd90645fe8> (a org.apache.derby.impl.jdbc.EmbedConnection40)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.jdbc.EmbedPreparedStatement.executeStatement(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.jdbc.EmbedPreparedStatement.execute(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.iapi.jdbc.BrokeredPreparedStatement.execute(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.drda.DRDAStatement.execute(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.drda.DRDAConnThread.processCommands(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.drda.DRDAConnThread.run(Unknown Source)

In another stack trace capture  I see a thread as well:

"derby.rawStoreDaemon" #25 daemon prio=5 os_prio=64 tid=0x0000000100b57800 nid=0x32 runnable
[0xfffffffd551fe000]
   java.lang.Thread.State: RUNNABLE
                at java.io.FileDescriptor.sync(Native Method)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.io.DirRandomAccessFile.sync(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.data.RAFContainer.writeRAFHeader(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.data.RAFContainer.clean(Unknown Source)
                - locked <0xffffffff56bf1a18> (a org.apache.derby.impl.store.raw.data.RAFContainer4)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.services.cache.ConcurrentCache.cleanAndUnkeepEntry(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.services.cache.ConcurrentCache.cleanEntry(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.services.cache.BackgroundCleaner.performWork(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.services.daemon.BasicDaemon.serviceClient(Unknown
Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.services.daemon.BasicDaemon.work(Unknown Source)
                at org.apache.derby.impl.services.daemon.BasicDaemon.run(Unknown Source)
                at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)

That one caught my attention because of the cache that appeared being "cleaned".

I don't see any errors in the derby log nor the application log.   The CPU utilization of
the system goes way up when this is occurring however (around 45% utilization by Derby). 
 So Derby is trying to do something but I cannot tell what.   While the utilization is up,
other queries but with different time periods are completing and the insertions and other
database updates are also working.

Every one of the 40 threads relating to the queries that the customer retried seem to be in
this same call stack pattern.   It did appear that after hours of execution, some of these
threads did progress to completion, however the system had to be restarted to completely clear
the system.

One week later after the restart and about 100 such queries and the same issue occurred. 
 Again the same query for other time periods worked fine even during the issue.

So any ideas on where to look will be much appreciated.

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