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From "Paul Rogers (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DRILL-5211) Queries fail due to direct memory fragmentation
Date Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:24:02 GMT

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Paul Rogers commented on DRILL-5211:

In reference to the use case mentioned above, a special case to consider for this project
is the one in which the input row contains an array, and that array is larger than 16 GB in
size. In this case, we can't even fit a single record into a 16 MB vector. Possible solutions:

* Forbid the case: fail for "oversize" arrays.
* Create the array as a special "chained" set of vectors, in which each vector contains a
block of entries. This adds lots of complexity to downstream operators and will likely slow
that code as more bounds checks are needed.
* Push the flatten operator into the JSON reader (etc.) so that we don't read the jumbo array,
then flatten, but rather flatten as we read so that each record stays of reasonable size.
* Other solutions?

> Queries fail due to direct memory fragmentation
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DRILL-5211
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DRILL-5211
>             Project: Apache Drill
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Paul Rogers
>            Assignee: Paul Rogers
>             Fix For: 1.9.0
>         Attachments: ApacheDrillMemoryFragmentationBackground.pdf, ApacheDrillVectorSizeLimits.pdf,
EnhancedScanOperator.pdf, ScanSchemaManagement.pdf
> Consider a test of the external sort as follows:
> * Direct memory: 3GB
> * Input file: 18 GB, with one Varchar column of 8K width
> The sort runs, spilling to disk. Once all data arrives, the sort beings to merge the
results. But, to do that, it must first do an intermediate merge. For example, in this sort,
there are 190 spill files, but only 19 can be merged at a time. (Each merge file contains
128 MB batches, and only 19 can fit in memory, giving a total footprint of 2.5 GB, well below
the 3 GB limit.
> Yet, when loading batch xx, Drill fails with an OOM error. At that point, total available
direct memory is 3,817,865,216. (Obtained from {{maxMemory}} in the {{Bits}} class in the
> It appears that Drill wants to allocate 58,257,868 bytes, but the {{totalCapacity}} (again
in {{Bits}}) is already 3,800,769,206, causing an OOM.
> The problem is that, at this point, the external sort should not ask the system for more
memory. The allocator for the external sort is at just 1,192,350,366 before the allocation
request. Plenty of spare memory should be available, released when the in-memory batches were
spilled to disk prior to merging. Indeed, earlier in the run, the sort had reached a peak
memory usage of 2,710,716,416 bytes. This memory should be available for reuse during merging,
and is plenty sufficient to fill the particular request in question.

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