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From "Doug Meil (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-4448) HBaseTestingUtilityFactory - pattern for re-using HBaseTestingUtility instances across unit tests
Date Wed, 28 Sep 2011 01:30:47 GMT

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Doug Meil commented on HBASE-4448:

re:  "passed from test to test"

This is described in the issue description:  this approach depends on JVM re-use, otherwise,
it won't work.  The factory has a cache of MiniClusters based on the number of slaves, and
it can be added down the road for DFS cluster or ZkCluster as needed.

re:  "pollution"

I hate pollution!  :-)

There are two cases:  intra-test and inter-test.
Inter-test is handled via all the tables getting disabled and whacked when the minicluster
is returned to the factory.  
Intra-test (i.e., multiple test methods in the same class) is the same as is now.  There is
no automatic cleanup between test-methods in the same class even without this utility, so
it's no worse.  
> HBaseTestingUtilityFactory - pattern for re-using HBaseTestingUtility instances across
unit tests
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-4448
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-4448
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Doug Meil
>            Assignee: Doug Meil
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: HBaseTestingUtilityFactory.java, hbase_hbaseTestingUtility_uses_2011_09_22.xlsx,
java_HBASE_4448.patch, java_HBASE_4448_v2.patch
> Setting up and tearing down HBaseTestingUtility instances in unit tests is very expensive.
 On my MacBook it takes about 10 seconds to set up a MiniCluster, and 7 seconds to tear it
down.  When multiplied by the number of test classes that use this facility, that's a lot
of time in the build.
> This factory assumes that the JVM is being re-used across test classes in the build,
otherwise this pattern won't work. 
> I don't think this is appropriate for every use, but I think it can be applicable in
a great many cases - especially where developers just want a simple MiniCluster with 1 slave.

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