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From "Hadoop QA (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-4992) Make balancer's thread count configurable
Date Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:50:51 GMT

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Hadoop QA commented on HDFS-4992:

{color:red}-1 overall{color}.  Here are the results of testing the latest attachment 
  against trunk revision .

    {color:green}+1 @author{color}.  The patch does not contain any @author tags.

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

    {color:green}+1 javac{color}.  The applied patch does not increase the total number of
javac compiler warnings.

    {color:green}+1 javadoc{color}.  The javadoc tool did not generate any warning messages.

    {color:green}+1 eclipse:eclipse{color}.  The patch built with eclipse:eclipse.

    {color:green}+1 findbugs{color}.  The patch does not introduce any new Findbugs (version
1.3.9) warnings.

    {color:green}+1 release audit{color}.  The applied patch does not increase the total number
of release audit warnings.

    {color:green}+1 core tests{color}.  The patch passed unit tests in hadoop-hdfs-project/hadoop-hdfs.

    {color:green}+1 contrib tests{color}.  The patch passed contrib unit tests.

Test results: https://builds.apache.org/job/PreCommit-HDFS-Build/4652//testReport/
Console output: https://builds.apache.org/job/PreCommit-HDFS-Build/4652//console

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> Make balancer's thread count configurable
> -----------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-4992
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-4992
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: balancer
>            Reporter: Max Lapan
>         Attachments: HDFS-4992-v1.patch
> By default, balancer has 1000 threads which moves blocks around (mover threads) and 200
threads which decide which block to move (dispatcher threads).
> On large clusters, 1000 threads creates significant load on NN, which slows down other
HDFS activity. For example, on our cluster, 'hdfs dfs -ls /' command took about 1 minute when
balancer is active. When no balancing in progress, the same command finishes in second or
> This patch makes amount of threads configurable by two new options 'dfs.balancer.moverThreads'
and 'dfs.balancer.dispatcherThreads'.

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