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From "Nick Dimiduk (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HBASE-10403) Simplify offheap cache configuration
Date Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:50:21 GMT
Nick Dimiduk created HBASE-10403:

             Summary: Simplify offheap cache configuration
                 Key: HBASE-10403
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-10403
             Project: HBase
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: io
            Reporter: Nick Dimiduk
            Assignee: Nick Dimiduk
            Priority: Minor

The BucketCache (HBASE-7404) is a very nice piece of functionality which is hidden behind
complex configuration. Enabling it currently requires manual calculation of L1 cache. It'd
be nice to make this easier to use and conform better with the existing heap management tools
we already have.

Turning it on currently requires explicitly setting LruBlockCache (L1) instance size and IOEngine
(L2) size, making sure that L1 size isn't too big vs global memstore and total heap. This
is further confused by hbase.bucketcache.size accepting a percentage of total heap OR explicit
size in MB. Enabling SlabCache is slightly easier in that it just accepts whatever LruBlockCache
is provided.

Turning on BucketCache using off-heap mode could look like:


 - hbase.regionserver.global.memstore.size = 0.7
 - hbase.regionserver.onheap.blockcache.size = 0.1
 - hbase.regionserver.blockcache.impl = BucketCache
 - hbase.bucketcache.ioengine = offheap

The result being a CombinedCache instance with 500m LruBlockCache + 15000m ByteBufferIOEngine
running in direct mode.

This example does a couple things (mostly for the admin):
 - knows NOT to enable SlabCache
 - s/hfile.block.cache.size/hbase.regionserver.onheap.blockcache.size/
 - maintains the validity of HBaseConfiguration's existing check that global MemStore + LruBlockCache
== 0.8
 - maps "BucketCache" into meaning "a CombinedCache instance with these implementations for
L1 and L2."
 - Figures out appropriate values for hbase.bucketcache.size and hbase.bucketcache.percentage.in.combinedcache

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