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From "Hadoop QA (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-6109) let sync_file_range() system call run in background
Date Tue, 27 May 2014 05:54:02 GMT

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Hadoop QA commented on HDFS-6109:
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{color:red}-1 overall{color}.  Here are the results of testing the latest attachment 
  http://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12646833/HDFS-6109-v2.txt
  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
tests.
                        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}.  There were no new javadoc 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/6979//testReport/
Console output: https://builds.apache.org/job/PreCommit-HDFS-Build/6979//console

This message is automatically generated.

> let sync_file_range() system call run in background
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-6109
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-6109
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: datanode
>    Affects Versions: 3.0.0, 2.3.0
>            Reporter: Liang Xie
>            Assignee: Liang Xie
>         Attachments: HDFS-6109-v2.txt, HDFS-6109.txt
>
>
> Through we passed SYNC_FILE_RANGE_WRITE to sync_file_range, to make it as asynchronous
as possible, it still could be blocked, e.g. the os io request queue is full.
> Since we use sync_file_range just as a page cache advisor role:) it doesn't decide or
guarantee the real durability, it would be nice if we could run it in  backgroud. At least
my test log showed, a few sync_file_range calls still cost tens of ms or more, due to the
happened location is in the critical write path(BlockReceiver class), from a upper view, like
HBase application, will "hung" tens of ms as well during Hlog syncing.
> Generally speaking, the patch could not improve too much, but, better than before, right
? :)



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