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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-10015) Major performance improvement: Avoid synchronization in StoreScanner
Date Fri, 22 Nov 2013 04:45:42 GMT

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stack commented on HBASE-10015:
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The numbers are great.  Patch looks good given the premise.  Was going to suggest volatile
instead of AtomicBoolean but looks like the getAndSet is fundamental so withdraw this nit.
 Is test failure because of this patch?



> Major performance improvement: Avoid synchronization in StoreScanner
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-10015
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-10015
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Lars Hofhansl
>            Assignee: Lars Hofhansl
>             Fix For: 0.98.0, 0.96.1, 0.94.15
>
>         Attachments: 10015-0.94-v2.txt, 10015-0.94-withtest.txt, 10015-0.94.txt, 10015-trunk-v2.txt,
10015-trunk.txt, TestLoad.java
>
>
> Did some more profiling (this time with a sampling profiler) and StoreScanner.peek()
showed up a lot in the samples. At first that was surprising, but peek is synchronized, so
it seems a lot of the sync'ing cost is eaten there.
> It seems the only reason we have to synchronize all these methods is because a concurrent
flush or compaction can change the scanner stack, other than that only a single thread should
access a StoreScanner at any given time.
> So replaced updateReaders() with some code that just indicates to the scanner that the
readers should be updated and then make it the using thread's responsibility to do the work.
> The perf improvement from this is staggering. I am seeing somewhere around 3x scan performance
improvement across all scenarios.
> Now, the hard part is to reason about whether this is 100% correct. I ran TestAtomicOperation
and TestAcidGuarantees a few times in a loop, all still pass.
> Will attach a sample patch.



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