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From "ramkrishna.s.vasudevan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HBASE-16891) Try copying to the Netty ByteBuf directly from the WALEdit
Date Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:49:58 GMT
ramkrishna.s.vasudevan created HBASE-16891:

             Summary: Try copying to the Netty ByteBuf directly from the WALEdit
                 Key: HBASE-16891
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-16891
             Project: HBase
          Issue Type: Sub-task
          Components: wal
    Affects Versions: 2.0.0
            Reporter: ramkrishna.s.vasudevan
            Assignee: ramkrishna.s.vasudevan
             Fix For: 2.0.0

-> The FanOutOneBlockAsyncDFSOutput is a much sophisticated dfs client model that works
with Netty ByteBuf. Here we hold on connection to the datanodes using
Netty Channels. And the idea is to write data direclty to these channels.
AsyncHLog gets an append call. The AysncWAL uses the HBase's ByteArrayOutputSTream and so
the content of the cell is written to this BAOS and that is again
copied to the netty Bytebuf in the FanOutOneBlockAsyncDFSOutput.
So when the sync call happens this FanoutDFSoutput does the checksum calcualtion itself and
then writes the content of this buffer direclty to the DN channel.

-> In case of FSHLOg this is different. When an append call comes we direclty write the
content to the FSDataOutputStream (it is copied to this stream).
Then here internally there is a checkSum calculation that happens. when a sync call happens
there is noth ing to do except to notify the NN to flush the latest

AS we can see from the above that there are two copies in AsyncWAL

-> From the Cell to the BAOS 
-> From the BAOS to the Netty byte buf
-> On sync() call, do check sum and finally flush the netty byte buf to the DN channel

In case of FSHLog
-> From cell to the FSDataoutputstream. data is copied. Check sum happens here.
-> Sync call just tries to notify the NN.

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