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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HBASE-902) Add force major compaction and force split to UI
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2008 21:49:44 GMT

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stack commented on HBASE-902:
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Its interesting how you carry then internal split message in HRI.  Thats fine I suppose least
I cannot come up with anything more elegant (better to have HStore go to HRI than to its hosting
HRegion.  There is a presumption that HRegion and HStore both share HRI instances.   Maybe
add a comment to this effect on the HStore HRI data member?

Perhaps name the HRI method 'split' rather than shouldSplit?

Should RegionManager.startSplit and endSplit instead be scheduleSplit and removeSplit or some
such?  start and end don't seem to describe whats going on here.

Does getMetaRegionForTableClosest belong in metautils? It looks generally useful?

If an HStore still holds references, will we split (We shouldn't -- or rather, we can't).

This is really great functionality.  I like the way you've made it easily extensible too.

> Add force major compaction and force split to UI
> ------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-902
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-902
>             Project: Hadoop HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: stack
>            Assignee: Andrew Purtell
>         Attachments: 902-1.patch
>
>
> Would help debugging or at start of big upload or if we have a hot region we want to
distribute over the cluster if we could just manually force the splitting of regions.
> I thought it would be just a little messing in jsp but its a bit more than that.
> Actual decision to split is made down in guts of the Store.  Won't split if any references
still around and a file must be > maxsize.
> Chatting w/ Jon Gray, could set a flag on the region that we want to split.  Could do
this from UI (Can get to HRegion instance from HRS instance in HRS jsp).  Stores have references
to their hosting regions (I think).  When figuring if we're to split, check the force split
flag up in the hosting region.
> To get the flag checked, safest way is to just force a flush (Otherwise, have to mess
w/ locks in the compact/splitter thread).  Registering a flush request on a region is easy
enough to do.  Its a public method on HRS (or HR).

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