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From "dhruba borthakur (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-1093) Improve namenode scalability by splitting the FSNamesystem synchronized section in a read/write lock
Date Thu, 16 Sep 2010 22:15:41 GMT

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dhruba borthakur commented on HDFS-1093:
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All unit tests pass except the following:

TestDataNodeVolumeFailure
TestFileConcurrentReader
TestBlockRecovery
TestFileStatus

I am going to commit this patch today evening (unless anybody has any concerns)

> 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
>             Fix For: 0.22.0
>
>         Attachments: NNreadwriteLock.txt, NNreadwriteLock_trunk_1.txt, NNreadwriteLock_trunk_2.txt,
NNreadwriteLock_trunk_3.txt, NNreadwriteLock_trunk_4.txt, NNreadwriteLock_trunk_5.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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