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From "Dave Latham (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HBASE-8778) Region assigments scan table directory making them slow for huge tables
Date Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:05:50 GMT

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Dave Latham updated HBASE-8778:
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    Attachment: HBASE-8778.patch

Attached HBASE-8778.patch which is a patch for trunk.  Up at reviewboard at:
https://reviews.apache.org/r/12920/

This patch is similar to HBASE-8778-0.94.5-v2 but because it is for trunk only it does not
keep two copies (one in tabledir another in .tabledesc subdir) - it only keeps table info
files in the known subdir.  As a result it also does not use any locking.

The patch still includes some cleanup and refactoring of FSTableDescriptors to consistently
enforce the fsreadonly flag and use more instance methods than static methods in order to
do so.

It also changes snapshots to likewise store their table descriptors in the .tabledesc subdirectory
so they continue to share code and look just like table directories (option #1 from the previous
comment.)

It also adds a migration step to HMaster.finishInitialization which migrates existing snapshot
directories, user tables, and system tables to store descriptors in the .tabledesc subdirectory.

Going to run it by Hadoop QA and welcome review and comment.
                
> Region assigments scan table directory making them slow for huge tables
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-8778
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-8778
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Dave Latham
>            Assignee: Dave Latham
>             Fix For: 0.98.0, 0.95.2, 0.94.11
>
>         Attachments: 8778-dirmodtime.txt, HBASE-8778-0.94.5.patch, HBASE-8778-0.94.5-v2.patch,
HBASE-8778.patch
>
>
> On a table with 130k regions it takes about 3 seconds for a region server to open a region
once it has been assigned.
> Watching the threads for a region server running 0.94.5 that is opening many such regions
shows the thread opening the reigon in code like this:
> {noformat}
> "PRI IPC Server handler 4 on 60020" daemon prio=10 tid=0x00002aaac07e9000 nid=0x6566
runnable [0x000000004c46d000]
>    java.lang.Thread.State: RUNNABLE
>         at java.lang.String.indexOf(String.java:1521)
>         at java.net.URI$Parser.scan(URI.java:2912)
>         at java.net.URI$Parser.parse(URI.java:3004)
>         at java.net.URI.<init>(URI.java:736)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.fs.Path.initialize(Path.java:145)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.fs.Path.<init>(Path.java:126)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.fs.Path.<init>(Path.java:50)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.protocol.HdfsFileStatus.getFullPath(HdfsFileStatus.java:215)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.DistributedFileSystem.makeQualified(DistributedFileSystem.java:252)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.DistributedFileSystem.listStatus(DistributedFileSystem.java:311)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FilterFileSystem.listStatus(FilterFileSystem.java:159)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FileSystem.listStatus(FileSystem.java:842)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FileSystem.listStatus(FileSystem.java:867)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.util.FSUtils.listStatus(FSUtils.java:1168)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.util.FSTableDescriptors.getTableInfoPath(FSTableDescriptors.java:269)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.util.FSTableDescriptors.getTableInfoPath(FSTableDescriptors.java:255)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.util.FSTableDescriptors.getTableInfoModtime(FSTableDescriptors.java:368)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.util.FSTableDescriptors.get(FSTableDescriptors.java:155)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.util.FSTableDescriptors.get(FSTableDescriptors.java:126)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.regionserver.HRegionServer.openRegion(HRegionServer.java:2834)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.regionserver.HRegionServer.openRegion(HRegionServer.java:2807)
>         at sun.reflect.GeneratedMethodAccessor64.invoke(Unknown Source)
>         at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
>         at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.ipc.WritableRpcEngine$Server.call(WritableRpcEngine.java:320)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.ipc.HBaseServer$Handler.run(HBaseServer.java:1426)
> {noformat}
> To open the region, the region server first loads the latest HTableDescriptor.  Since
HBASE-4553 HTableDescriptor's are stored in the file system at "/hbase/<tableDir>/.tableinfo.<sequenceNum>".
 The file with the largest sequenceNum is the current descriptor.  This is done so that the
current descirptor is updated atomically.  However, since the filename is not known in advance
FSTableDescriptors it has to do a FileSystem.listStatus operation which has to list all files
in the directory to find it.  The directory also contains all the region directories, so in
our case it has to load 130k FileStatus objects.  Even using a globStatus matching function
still transfers all the objects to the client before performing the pattern matching.  Furthermore
HDFS uses a default of transferring 1000 directory entries in each RPC call, so it requires
130 roundtrips to the namenode to fetch all the directory entries.
> Consequently, to reassign all the regions of a table (or a constant fraction thereof)
requires time proportional to the square of the number of regions.
> In our case, if a region server fails with 200 such regions, it takes 10+ minutes for
them all to be reassigned, after the zk expiration and log splitting.

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