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From "Jean-Daniel Cryans (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-5778) Turn on WAL compression by default
Date Sat, 15 Dec 2012 01:30:13 GMT

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Jean-Daniel Cryans commented on HBASE-5778:
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Figured it.

First there's Compressor.uncompressIntoArray that doesn't protect itself against bad dict
indexes. It comes out as an IndexOutOfBoundsException and kills log splitting.

Then there's FaultySequenceFileLogReader that doesn't speak compression and basically just
needs to pass the compressionContext down to the HLog.Entry else it fails on a NegativeArraySizeException.

The test passes now with those fixes. Will post new patches later.
                
> Turn on WAL compression by default
> ----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-5778
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-5778
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Jean-Daniel Cryans
>            Assignee: Jean-Daniel Cryans
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 0.96.0
>
>         Attachments: 5778.addendum, 5778-addendum.txt, HBASE-5778-0.94.patch, HBASE-5778-0.94-v2.patch,
HBASE-5778-0.94-v3.patch, HBASE-5778-0.94-v4.patch, HBASE-5778-0.94-v5.patch, HBASE-5778-0.94-v6.patch,
HBASE-5778.patch, HBASE-5778-trunk-v6.patch
>
>
> I ran some tests to verify if WAL compression should be turned on by default.
> For a use case where it's not very useful (values two order of magnitude bigger than
the keys), the insert time wasn't different and the CPU usage 15% higher (150% CPU usage VS
130% when not compressing the WAL).
> When values are smaller than the keys, I saw a 38% improvement for the insert run time
and CPU usage was 33% higher (600% CPU usage VS 450%). I'm not sure WAL compression accounts
for all the additional CPU usage, it might just be that we're able to insert faster and we
spend more time in the MemStore per second (because our MemStores are bad when they contain
tens of thousands of values).
> Those are two extremes, but it shows that for the price of some CPU we can save a lot.
My machines have 2 quads with HT, so I still had a lot of idle CPUs.

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