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From "Andrew Wang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-11615) FSNamesystemLock metrics can be inaccurate due to millisecond precision
Date Tue, 11 Apr 2017 22:39:42 GMT

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Andrew Wang commented on HDFS-11615:

These metrics are normally consumed by a metrics system and regraphed, so I don't think human
parsing is that important.

Related note, I like to put the unit (e.g. "Nanos") into the metric and variable name, since
otherwise I have to look it up each time. Possible to do this here too?

> FSNamesystemLock metrics can be inaccurate due to millisecond precision
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-11615
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-11615
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: hdfs
>    Affects Versions: 2.7.4
>            Reporter: Erik Krogen
>            Assignee: Erik Krogen
>         Attachments: HDFS-11615.000.patch
> Currently the {{FSNamesystemLock}} metrics created in HDFS-10872 track the lock hold
time using {{Timer.monotonicNow()}}, which has millisecond-level precision. However, many
of these operations hold the lock for less than a millisecond, making these metrics inaccurate.
We should instead use {{System.nanoTime()}} for higher accuracy.

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