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From "Jonathan Lawlor (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-13082) Coarsen StoreScanner locks to RegionScanner
Date Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:01:04 GMT

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Jonathan Lawlor commented on HBASE-13082:
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I'm a little late to the party but this versioned data structure sounds neat. If I'm understanding
correctly, it sounds like this versioned data structure would also allow us to remove the
lingering lock in updateReaders (and potentially remove updateReaders completely?). Instead
of having to update the readers, the compaction/flush would occur in the background and be
made visible to new readers via a new "latest" version in the data structure, is that correct?
In other words, would the introduction of this new versioned data structure make StoreScanner
single threaded (and thus remove any need for synchronization)?

> 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
>         Attachments: 13082-test.txt, 13082-v2.txt, 13082-v3.txt, 13082-v4.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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