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From "Aaron T. Myers (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-1796) Switch NameNode to use non-fair locks
Date Tue, 29 Mar 2011 23:32:05 GMT

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Aaron T. Myers commented on HDFS-1796:
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Hi Hairong, can you post the details of your experiment? What was done and what results did
you achieve?

> Switch NameNode to use non-fair locks
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-1796
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1796
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Hairong Kuang
>         Attachments: non-fair-lock.patch
>
>
> According to JavaDoc, a non-fair lock will normally have higher throughput than a fair
lock. Our experiment also shows an improved performance when using a non-fair lock. We should
switch namenode to use non-fair locks.

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