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From "Howard Yoo (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HADOOP-15230) org.apache.hadoop.metrics2.GraphiteSink is not implemented correctly
Date Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:21:00 GMT

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Howard Yoo updated HADOOP-15230:
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    Tags: metrics graphite  (was: metrics)

> org.apache.hadoop.metrics2.GraphiteSink is not implemented correctly
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-15230
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-15230
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: metrics
>            Reporter: Howard Yoo
>            Priority: Major
>
> org.apache.hadoop.metrics2.GraphiteSink's implementation has certain problems that would
make it to generate metrics incorrectly.
> The problem lies with line 77 ~ 84 of the GraphiteSink java:
> {code:java}
> for (MetricsTag tag : record.tags()) {
> if (tag.value() != null) {
> metricsPathPrefix.append(".");
> metricsPathPrefix.append(tag.name());
> metricsPathPrefix.append("=");
> metricsPathPrefix.append(tag.value());
> }
> }
> {code}
> It produces point tags having name=value pair in the metrics. However, notice how the
tags are added with '.' as its delimiters. Rather than using the '.' character, it should
follow the following convention mentioned in the latest graphite doc of using ';' character.
> [http://graphite.readthedocs.io/en/latest/tags.html]
> Also, the value is not properly being escaped, meaning that if the value has a '.' character
in it, it will easily confuse Graphite to accept it as a delimiter, rather than the value.
A really good prime example is when the value is a hostname or ip address,
> {code:java}
> metrics.example.Hostname=this.is.a.hostname.and.this.is.Metrics 10.0{code}
> In this example, the since the value of the hostname contains '.', it is extremely hard
for the receiving end to determine which part is hostname and which part is the rest of the
metrics name. A good strategy is to convert any '.' character in the value to be converted
to other characters, such as '_'.
> However, the best way would be to follow the latest metrics convention of using ';'



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