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From Dhruba Borthakur <dhr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Exponential performance decay - mystery solved
Date Thu, 21 Jan 2010 20:37:52 GMT
Some of this delay in generating block reports might be mitigated via


On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 11:41 AM, <Zlatin.Balevsky@barclayscapital.com>wrote:

> Alright, the problem was caused by me setting the frequency of a block
> report to 30 seconds.  The idea behind that was to create more load on
> the Namenode, but I didn't notice that those block reports were taking
> increasing amounts of time to generate.  During that time, a lock was
> held which I'm guessing didn't allow the reporting datanode to perform
> its functions.
> On my hardware, with 100,000 blocks the report takes over 7 seconds.  So
> every datanode was unavailable for 7 out of every 30 seconds.  Changing
> the interval to a more reasonable value restored the insertion speed to
> linear.
> Apologies for creating this confusion, nevertheless it was a useful
> thing to learn.
> Regards,
> Zlatin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eli Collins [mailto:eli@cloudera.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 2:02 PM
> To: hdfs-user@hadoop.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Exponential performance decay - possible lead
> >
> > The messages are of the following:
> >
> > 2010-01-18 14:51:25,694 WARN org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.StateChange:
> > BLOCK* NameSystem.addStoredBlock: Redundant addStoredBlock request
> > received for blk_-5804440919363539694_1026 on ip.removed:port.removed
> > size 1024
> This is odd, you should't be getting this warning, I don't see it when
> running your benchmark on my cluster. Are there other relevant/warnings
> errors in the NN or DN logs?
> Thanks,
> Eli
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