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From "Anoop Sam John (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HBASE-16650) Wrong usage of BlockCache eviction stat for heap memory tuning
Date Mon, 19 Sep 2016 06:44:21 GMT

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Anoop Sam John updated HBASE-16650:
    Attachment: HBASE-16650.patch

> Wrong usage of BlockCache eviction stat for heap memory tuning
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-16650
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-16650
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>            Reporter: Anoop Sam John
>            Assignee: Anoop Sam John
>             Fix For: 2.0.0
>         Attachments: HBASE-16650.patch
> 1. We use the stat evictedBlocksCount - A block can get evicted because of eviction thread
due to lack of space or because of removal of an HFile itself (After a compaction). We should
not consider the latter in the tune decision at all. These are actually invalidation of blocks.
Should the stat counter itself not use this count of evicted blocks? I think yes. This will
give wrong message to users that there are lot of real eviction happening.
> 2. In case L1+ L2 combined block cache, what we use is the sum of evictions from both.
But we will be tuning L1 size alone. Eviction count from L2 should not affect the tuning of

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