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From "Lars Hofhansl (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-10015) Major performance improvement: Avoid synchronization in StoreScanner
Date Sat, 23 Nov 2013 07:06:35 GMT

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Lars Hofhansl commented on HBASE-10015:
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Yeah, I'm coming around to that. :)
We have to figure out how to do that without excessive synchronization. At the minimum we
have to guarantee that nobody is currently using the readers in question before we retire
them.
Alternatively we wait for all running scanners to finish. How do we do that?


> 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-v3.txt, 10015-0.94-v4.txt, 10015-0.94-withtest.txt,
10015-0.94.txt, 10015-trunk-v2.txt, 10015-trunk-v3.txt, 10015-trunk-v4.txt, 10015-trunk-v4.txt,
10015-trunk-v4.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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