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Subject [jira] [Commented] (FLINK-8178) Introduce not threadsafe write only BufferBuilder
Date Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:06:02 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on FLINK-8178:
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Github user NicoK commented on a diff in the pull request:

    https://github.com/apache/flink/pull/5105#discussion_r156421194
  
    --- Diff: flink-runtime/src/main/java/org/apache/flink/runtime/io/network/buffer/LocalBufferPool.java
---
    @@ -179,7 +179,8 @@ public void setBufferPoolOwner(BufferPoolOwner owner) {
     	@Override
     	public Buffer requestBuffer() throws IOException {
     		try {
    -			return requestBuffer(false);
    +			BufferBuilder bufferBuilder = requestBufferBuilder(false);
    +			return bufferBuilder != null ? bufferBuilder.build() : null;
    --- End diff --
    
    Actually, the remaining non-test call in `PartitionRequestClientHandler` could also use
the `BufferBuilder`. Then, you could remove this method after adapting the tests.


> Introduce not threadsafe write only BufferBuilder
> -------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FLINK-8178
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-8178
>             Project: Flink
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Network
>            Reporter: Piotr Nowojski
>            Assignee: Piotr Nowojski
>             Fix For: 1.5.0
>
>
> While Buffer class is used in multithreaded context it requires synchronisation. Now
it is miss-leading/unclear and suggesting that RecordSerializer should take into account synchronisation
of the Buffer that's holding. With NotThreadSafe BufferBuilder there would be clear separation
between single-threaded writing/creating a BufferBuilder and multithreaded Buffer handling/retaining/recycling.



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