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From "Steve Loughran (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-8790) Add Filesystem level stress tests
Date Sat, 18 Jul 2015 09:17:04 GMT

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Steve Loughran commented on HDFS-8790:
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based on the object store work, I'd add

# create many files in a directory, then perform directory operations
# create deep directories & manipulate
# many small files and work
# zero byte files & attempt seek, read, positioned read
# stop writes half-way through without closing the connection & see what happens
# create a large file, read partway through, call close() on the input and verify that the
close is timely (and not, say reading the entire file)
# do lots of seeks, forward and back, verify times are not excessive. Ideally forward seeks
< backward seeks
# mix positioned reads with normal read() operations on different threads.


> Add Filesystem level stress tests
> ---------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-8790
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-8790
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: hdfs-client
>            Reporter: James Clampffer
>            Assignee: James Clampffer
>
> I propose adding stress tests on libhdfs(3) compatibility layer was well as the async
calls.  These can be also used for basic performance metrics and inputs to profiling tools
to see improvements over time.
> I'd like to make these tests into a seperate executable, or set of them, so that they
can be used for longer running tests on dedicated clusters that may already exist.  Each should
provide a simple command line interface for scripted or manual use.
> Basic tests would be:
> looped open-read-close
> sequential scans
> small random reads 
> All tests will be parameterized for number of threads, read size, and upper and lower
offset bounds for a specified file.  This will make it much easier to detect and reproduce
threading issues and resource leaks as well as provide a simple executable (or set of executables)
that can be run with valgrind to gain a high confidence that the code is operating correctly.
> I'd appreciate suggestions for any other simple stress tests.



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