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From "dhruba borthakur (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-918) Use single Selector and small thread pool to replace many instances of BlockSender for reads
Date Thu, 04 Feb 2010 01:20:28 GMT

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dhruba borthakur commented on HDFS-918:
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> because we want to push as many parallel reads from our clients down into Datanode 

Which part of HBase are you referring to here? I can understand that HBase can use pread to
read the contents of a file but am not able to understand why the same file be read by multiple
region servers at the same time.

> Use single Selector and small thread pool to replace many instances of BlockSender for
reads
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-918
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-918
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: data-node
>            Reporter: Jay Booth
>             Fix For: 0.22.0
>
>         Attachments: hdfs-918-20100201.patch, hdfs-918-20100203.patch, hdfs-multiplex.patch
>
>
> Currently, on read requests, the DataXCeiver server allocates a new thread per request,
which must allocate its own buffers and leads to higher-than-optimal CPU and memory usage
by the sending threads.  If we had a single selector and a small threadpool to multiplex request
packets, we could theoretically achieve higher performance while taking up fewer resources
and leaving more CPU on datanodes available for mapred, hbase or whatever.  This can be done
without changing any wire protocols.

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