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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HBASE-3455) Heap fragmentation in region server
Date Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:22:46 GMT

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stack commented on HBASE-3455:
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Should this wait notify rather than spin?

{code}
+      while (!initialized) {
+        Thread.yield();
+      }
{code}

Patch is small.  Reasonable.  Lets commit it!

> Heap fragmentation in region server
> -----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-3455
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-3455
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Brainstorming
>          Components: performance, regionserver
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Priority: Critical
>         Attachments: collapse-arrays.patch, HBasefragmentation.pdf, parse-fls-statistics.py,
with-kvallocs.png
>
>
> Stop-the-world GC pauses have long been a problem in HBase. "Concurrent mode failures"
can usually be tuned around by setting the initiating occupancy fraction low, but eventually
the heap becomes fragmented and a promotion failure occurs.
> This JIRA is to do research/experiments about the heap fragmentation issue and possible
solutions.

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