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From "Hadoop QA (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-5920) New Compactions Logic can silently prevent user-initiated compactions from occurring
Date Wed, 16 May 2012 16:03:04 GMT

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Hadoop QA commented on HBASE-5920:

-1 overall.  Here are the results of testing the latest attachment 
  against trunk revision .

    +1 @author.  The patch does not contain any @author tags.

    -1 tests included.  The patch doesn't appear to include any new or modified tests.
                        Please justify why no new tests are needed for this patch.
                        Also please list what manual steps were performed to verify this patch.

    -1 patch.  The patch command could not apply the patch.

Console output: https://builds.apache.org/job/PreCommit-HBASE-Build/1889//console

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> New Compactions Logic can silently prevent user-initiated compactions from occurring
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-5920
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-5920
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: client, regionserver
>    Affects Versions: 0.92.1
>            Reporter: Derek Wollenstein
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: compaction
>         Attachments: HBASE-5920-0.92.1-1.patch, HBASE-5920-0.92.1.patch, HBASE-5920-trunk.patch
> There seem to be some tuning settings in which manually triggered major compactions will
do nothing, including loggic
> From Store.java in the function
>   List<StoreFile> compactSelection(List<StoreFile> candidates)
> When a user manually triggers a compaction, this follows the same logic as a normal compaction
check.  when a user manually triggers a major compaction, something similar happens.  Putting
this all together:
> 1. If a user triggers a major compaction, this is checked against a max files threshold
(hbase.hstore.compaction.max). If the number of storefiles to compact is > max files, then
we downgrade to a minor compaction
> 2. If we are in a minor compaction, we do the following checks:
>    a. If the file is less than a minimum size (hbase.hstore.compaction.min.size) we automatically
include it
>    b. Otherwise, we check how the size compares to the next largest size.  based on hbase.hstore.compaction.ratio.
>   c. If the number of files included is less than a minimum count (hbase.hstore.compaction.min)
then don't compact.
> In many of the exit strategies, we aren't seeing an error message.
> The net-net of this is that if we have a mix of very large and very small files, we may
end up having too many files to do a major compact, but too few files to do a minor compact.
> I'm trying to go through and see if I'm understanding things correctly, but this seems
like the bug
> To put it another way
> 2012-05-02 20:09:36,389 DEBUG org.apache.hadoop.hbase.regionserver.CompactSplitThread:
Large Compaction requested: regionName=str,44594594594594592,1334939064521.f7aed25b55d4d7988af763bede9ce74e.,
> Name=c, fileCount=15, fileSize=1.5g (20.2k, 362.5m, 155.3k, 3.0m, 30.7k, 361.2m, 6.9m,
4.7m, 14.7k, 363.4m, 30.9m, 3.2m, 7.3k, 362.9m, 23.5m), priority=-9, time=3175046817624398;
Because: Recursive enqueue; compaction_queue=(59:0), split_queue=0
> When we had a minimum compaction size of 128M, and default settings for hbase.hstore.compaction.min,hbase.hstore.compaction.max,hbase.hstore.compaction.ratio,
we were not getting a compaction to run even if we ran
> major_compact 'str,44594594594594592,1334939064521.f7aed25b55d4d7988af763bede9ce74e.'
from the ruby shell.  Note that we had many tiny regions (20k, 155k, 3m, 30k,..) and several
large regions (362.5m,361.2m,363.4m,362.9m).  I think the bimodal nature of the sizes prevented
us from doing a compaction.
> I'm not 100% sure where this errored out because when I manually triggered a compaction,
I did not see
> '      // if we don't have enough files to compact, just wait             
>       if (filesToCompact.size() < this.minFilesToCompact) {              
>         if (LOG.isDebugEnabled()) {                                      
>           LOG.debug("Skipped compaction of " + this.storeNameStr         
>             + ".  Only " + (end - start) + " file(s) of size "           
>             + StringUtils.humanReadableInt(totalSize)                    
>             + " have met compaction criteria.");                         
>         }                                                                
> ' 
> being printed in the logs (and I know DEBUG logging was enabled because I saw this elsewhere).
> I'd be happy with better error messages when we decide not to compact for user enabled
> I'd also like to see some override that says "user triggered major compaction always
occurs", but maybe that's a bad idea for other reasons.

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