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From "Lars Hofhansl (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HBASE-13082) Coarsen StoreScanner locks to RegionScanner
Date Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:29:39 GMT

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Lars Hofhansl updated HBASE-13082:
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    Attachment: 13082-v2.txt

For reference, here's the rebased patch that I had committed (and subsequently reverted)

> Coarsen StoreScanner locks to RegionScanner
> -------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-13082
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-13082
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Lars Hofhansl
>            Assignee: Lars Hofhansl
>             Fix For: 2.0.0, 1.1.0
>
>         Attachments: 13082-test.txt, 13082-v2.txt, 13082.txt, 13082.txt, gc.png, gc.png,
gc.png, hits.png, next.png, next.png
>
>
> Continuing where HBASE-10015 left of.
> We can avoid locking (and memory fencing) inside StoreScanner by deferring to the lock
already held by the RegionScanner.
> In tests this shows quite a scan improvement and reduced CPU (the fences make the cores
wait for memory fetches).
> There are some drawbacks too:
> * All calls to RegionScanner need to be remain synchronized
> * Implementors of coprocessors need to be diligent in following the locking contract.
For example Phoenix does not lock RegionScanner.nextRaw() and required in the documentation
(not picking on Phoenix, this one is my fault as I told them it's OK)
> * possible starving of flushes and compaction with heavy read load. RegionScanner operations
would keep getting the locks and the flushes/compactions would not be able finalize the set
of files.
> I'll have a patch soon.



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