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From "Tim Armstrong (Code Review)" <>
Subject [Impala-ASF-CR] IMPALA-5844: use a MemPool for expr result allocations
Date Thu, 05 Oct 2017 20:19:57 GMT
Hello Michael Ho, Dan Hecht, Impala Public Jenkins, 

I'd like you to reexamine a change. Please visit

to look at the new patch set (#17).

Change subject: IMPALA-5844: use a MemPool for expr result allocations

IMPALA-5844: use a MemPool for expr result allocations

This is also a step towards IMPALA-2399 (remove QueryMaintenance()).

"local" allocations containing expression results (either intermediate
or final results) have the following properties:
* They are usually small allocations
* They can be made frequently (e.g. every function call)
* They are owned and managed by the Impala runtime
* They are freed in bulk at various points in query execution.

A MemPool (i.e. bump allocator) is the right mechanism to manage
allocations with the above properties. Before this patch
FunctionContext's used a FreePool + vector of allocations to emulate the
above behaviour. This patch switches to using a MemPool to bring these
allocations in line with the rest of the codebase.

The steps required to do this conversion.
* Use a MemPool for FunctionContext local allocations.
* Identify appropriate MemPools for all of the local allocations from
  function contexts so that the memory lifetime is correct.
* Various cleanup and documentation of existing MemPools.
* Replaces calls to FreeLocalAllocations() with calls to

More involved surgery was required in a few places:
* Made the Sorter own its comparator, exprs and MemPool.
* Remove FunctionContextImpl::ReallocateLocal() and just have
  StringFunctions::Replace() do the doubling itself to avoid
  the need for a special interface. Worst-case this doubles
  the memory requirements for Replace() since n / 2 + n / 4
  + n / 8 + .... bytes of memory could be wasted instead of recycled
  for an n-byte output string.
* Provide a way redirect agg fn Serialize()/Finalize() allocations
  to come directly from the output RowBatch's MemPool. This is
  also potentially applicable to other places where we currently
  copy out strings from local allocations, e.g.
  AnalyticEvalNode::AddResultTuple() and Tuple::MaterializeExprs().
* --stress_free_pool_alloc was changed to instead intercept at the
  FunctionContext layer so that it retains the old behaviour even
  though allocations do not all come from FreePools.

The "local" allocation concept was not exposed directly in udf.h so this
patch also renames them to better reflect that they're used for expr

* ran exhaustive and ASAN

Change-Id: I4ba5a7542ed90a49a4b5586c040b5985a7d45b61
M be/src/benchmarks/
M be/src/common/
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/analytic-eval-node.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/data-sink.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/exchange-node.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/exec-node.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/filter-context.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/hash-table.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/hdfs-parquet-scanner.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/hdfs-scan-node.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/hdfs-scanner.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/kudu-scanner.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/partial-sort-node.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/partitioned-aggregation-node.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/partitioned-hash-join-builder.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/partitioned-hash-join-node.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/scanner-context.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/sort-node.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/topn-node.h
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exec/
M be/src/exprs/
M be/src/exprs/agg-fn-evaluator.h
M be/src/exprs/
M be/src/exprs/
M be/src/exprs/
M be/src/exprs/
M be/src/exprs/
M be/src/exprs/scalar-expr-evaluator.h
M be/src/exprs/
M be/src/exprs/
M be/src/runtime/CMakeLists.txt
M be/src/runtime/
M be/src/runtime/
M be/src/runtime/
D be/src/runtime/
M be/src/runtime/free-pool.h
M be/src/runtime/
M be/src/runtime/
M be/src/runtime/sorter.h
M be/src/runtime/
M be/src/service/
M be/src/udf/udf-internal.h
M be/src/udf/
M be/src/udf/
M be/src/udf/udf.h
M be/src/util/
M be/src/util/tuple-row-compare.h
M testdata/workloads/functional-query/queries/QueryTest/alloc-fail-init.test
M tests/custom_cluster/
76 files changed, 751 insertions(+), 837 deletions(-)

  git pull ssh:// refs/changes/25/8025/17
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Gerrit-Project: Impala-ASF
Gerrit-Branch: master
Gerrit-MessageType: newpatchset
Gerrit-Change-Id: I4ba5a7542ed90a49a4b5586c040b5985a7d45b61
Gerrit-Change-Number: 8025
Gerrit-PatchSet: 17
Gerrit-Owner: Tim Armstrong <>
Gerrit-Reviewer: Dan Hecht <>
Gerrit-Reviewer: Impala Public Jenkins
Gerrit-Reviewer: Michael Ho <>
Gerrit-Reviewer: Tim Armstrong <>

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