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From "Uma Maheswara Rao G (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (HDFS-6346) Optimize OP_SET_XATTRS by persisting single Xattr entry per setXattr/removeXattr api call
Date Sat, 10 May 2014 21:56:43 GMT

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Uma Maheswara Rao G resolved HDFS-6346.

      Resolution: Fixed
    Hadoop Flags: Reviewed

I have just committed this to branch!

> Optimize OP_SET_XATTRS by persisting single Xattr entry per setXattr/removeXattr api
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-6346
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-6346
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: namenode
>            Reporter: Uma Maheswara Rao G
>            Assignee: Yi Liu
>         Attachments: HDFS-6346.1.patch, HDFS-6346.2.patch, HDFS-6346.patch, editsStored
> When a new xattrs set on an Inode, it may add this with OP_SET_XATTRS and let's say [user.name1:value1]
> On a next call if we set another xattrs, then it may store along with older existing
xattrs again. It may be like [user.name1:value1, user.name2:value2]
> So, on adding more xattrs on same Inode, that list may grow and we keep store the entries
of already existing name, value fairs.
> Right now we defaulted the max Xattrs on an Inode to 32 and configured. If user modified
it to much larger value and start setting xattrs, then edits loading may create issue like
my above example.
> But I didn't refer any usecase of having large number of xattrs, this is just the assumption
to consider a case. My biggest doubt is whether we will have such real usecases to have huge
xattrs on a single INode.
> So, here is a thought on having OP_SET_XATTR for each setXAttr operation to be logged,
When we replay them we need to consolidate. This is some initial thought we can think more
if others also feel we need to consider this case to handle.
> Otherwise we endup storing Xattrs entries in editlog file as n(n+1)/2 where n is number
xattrs for a file/dir. This may be issue only when we have large number configured max xattrs
for inode.

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