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From "Hadoop QA (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-1093) Improve namenode scalability by splitting the FSNamesystem synchronized section in a read/write lock
Date Sat, 03 Jul 2010 01:20:53 GMT

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Hadoop QA commented on HDFS-1093:
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-1 overall.  Here are the results of testing the latest attachment 
  http://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12448598/NNreadwriteLock_trunk_2.txt
  against trunk revision 959874.

    +1 @author.  The patch does not contain any @author tags.

    -1 tests included.  The patch doesn't appear to include any new or modified tests.
                        Please justify why no new tests are needed for this patch.
                        Also please list what manual steps were performed to verify this patch.

    +1 javadoc.  The javadoc tool did not generate any warning messages.

    +1 javac.  The applied patch does not increase the total number of javac compiler warnings.

    +1 findbugs.  The patch does not introduce any new Findbugs warnings.

    +1 release audit.  The applied patch does not increase the total number of release audit
warnings.

    -1 core tests.  The patch failed core unit tests.

    -1 contrib tests.  The patch failed contrib unit tests.

Test results: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Hdfs-Patch-h2.grid.sp2.yahoo.net/209/testReport/
Findbugs warnings: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Hdfs-Patch-h2.grid.sp2.yahoo.net/209/artifact/trunk/build/test/findbugs/newPatchFindbugsWarnings.html
Checkstyle results: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Hdfs-Patch-h2.grid.sp2.yahoo.net/209/artifact/trunk/build/test/checkstyle-errors.html
Console output: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Hdfs-Patch-h2.grid.sp2.yahoo.net/209/console

This message is automatically generated.

> Improve namenode scalability by splitting the FSNamesystem synchronized section in a
read/write lock
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-1093
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1093
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: name-node
>            Reporter: dhruba borthakur
>            Assignee: dhruba borthakur
>         Attachments: NNreadwriteLock.txt, NNreadwriteLock_trunk_1.txt, NNreadwriteLock_trunk_2.txt
>
>
> Most critical data structures in the NameNode (NN) are protected by a syncronized methods
in the FSNamesystem class. This essentially makes critical code paths in the NN single-threaded.
However, a large percentage of the NN calls are listStatus, getBlockLocations, etc which do
not change internal data structures at all, these are read-only calls. If we change the FSNamesystem
lock to a read/write lock, many of the above operations can occur in parallel, thus improving
the scalability of the NN.

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