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From "Todd Lipcon (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-3694) high multiput latency due to checking global mem store size in a synchronized function
Date Wed, 23 Mar 2011 23:21:05 GMT

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Todd Lipcon commented on HBASE-3694:
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Just seems to me that static state is just the java equivalent of ugly global variables. They
always come back to bite us in some way or another later on.

I don't have the code handy at the moment (booted into Windows to work on a ppt :( ) but it
seems like there has to be some way that the HRegion can get at the region server. I thought
it had a RegionServerServices instance somewhere inside?

> high multiput latency due to checking global mem store size in a synchronized function
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-3694
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-3694
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Liyin Tang
>            Assignee: Liyin Tang
>
> The problem is we found the multiput latency is very high.
> In our case, we have almost 22 Regions in each RS and there are no flush happened during
these puts.
> After investigation, we believe that the root cause is the function getGlobalMemStoreSize,
which is to check the high water mark of mem store. 
> This function takes almost 40% of total execution time of multiput when instrumenting
some metrics in the code.  
> The actual percentage may be more higher. The execution time is spent on synchronize
contention.
> One solution is to keep a static var in HRegion to keep the global MemStore size instead
of calculating them every time.
> Why using static variable?
> Since all the HRegion objects in the same JVM share the same memory heap, they need to
share fate as well.
> The static variable, globalMemStroeSize, naturally shows the total mem usage in this
shared memory heap for this JVM.
> If multiple RS need to run in the same JVM, they still need only one globalMemStroeSize.
> If multiple RS run on different JVMs, everything is fine.
> After changing, in our cases, the avg multiput latency decrease from 60ms to 10ms.
> I will submit a patch based on the current trunk.

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