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From "Sanjay Radia (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-1070) Speedup NameNode image loading and saving by storing local file names
Date Wed, 17 Nov 2010 22:43:21 GMT

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Sanjay Radia commented on HDFS-1070:
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You have probably done some break down of where the NN startup time is going (process image,
process edits, process BRs) .
 Could you please post a short summary. This patch will save the process-image phase. 

> Speedup NameNode image loading and saving by storing local file names
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-1070
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1070
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: name-node
>            Reporter: Hairong Kuang
>            Assignee: Hairong Kuang
>             Fix For: 0.22.0
>
>         Attachments: trunkLocalNameImage.patch
>
>
> Currently each inode stores its full path in the fsimage. I'd propose to store the local
name instead. In order for each inode to identify its parent, all inodes in a directory tree
are stored in the image in in-order. This proposal also requires each directory stores the
number of its children in image.
> This proposal would bring a few benefits as pointed below and therefore speedup the image
loading and saving.
> # Remove the overhead of converting java-UTF8 encoded local name to string-represented
full path then to UTF8 encoded full path when saving to an image and vice versa when loading
the image.
> # Remove the overhead of traversing the full path when inserting the inode to its parent
inode.
> # Reduce the number of temporary java objects during the process of image loading or
saving and  therefore reduce the GC overhead.
> # Reduce the size of an image.

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