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From Ramesh Natarajan <rames...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: cassandra performance degrades after 12 hours
Date Mon, 03 Oct 2011 17:36:26 GMT
We have 5 CF.  Attached is the output from the describe command.  We don't
have row cache enabled.

Thanks
Ramesh

Keyspace: MSA:
  Replication Strategy: org.apache.cassandra.locator.SimpleStrategy
  Durable Writes: true
    Options: [replication_factor:3]
  Column Families:
    ColumnFamily: admin
      Key Validation Class: org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Default column value validator:
org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Columns sorted by: org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Row cache size / save period in seconds: 0.0/0
      Key cache size / save period in seconds: 200000.0/14400
      Memtable thresholds: 0.5671875/1440/121 (millions of ops/minutes/MB)
      GC grace seconds: 3600
      Compaction min/max thresholds: 4/32
      Read repair chance: 1.0
      Replicate on write: true
      Built indexes: []
    ColumnFamily: modseq
      Key Validation Class: org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Default column value validator:
org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Columns sorted by: org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Row cache size / save period in seconds: 0.0/0
      Key cache size / save period in seconds: 500000.0/14400
      Memtable thresholds: 0.5671875/1440/121 (millions of ops/minutes/MB)
      GC grace seconds: 3600
      Compaction min/max thresholds: 4/32
      Read repair chance: 1.0
      Replicate on write: true
      Built indexes: []
    ColumnFamily: msgid
      Key Validation Class: org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Default column value validator:
org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Columns sorted by: org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Row cache size / save period in seconds: 0.0/0
      Key cache size / save period in seconds: 500000.0/14400
      Memtable thresholds: 0.5671875/1440/121 (millions of ops/minutes/MB)
      GC grace seconds: 864000
      Compaction min/max thresholds: 4/32
      Read repair chance: 1.0
      Replicate on write: true
      Built indexes: []
    ColumnFamily: participants
      Key Validation Class: org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Default column value validator:
org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Columns sorted by: org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Row cache size / save period in seconds: 0.0/0
      Key cache size / save period in seconds: 500000.0/14400
      Memtable thresholds: 0.5671875/1440/121 (millions of ops/minutes/MB)
      GC grace seconds: 3600
      Compaction min/max thresholds: 4/32
      Read repair chance: 1.0
      Replicate on write: true
      Built indexes: []
    ColumnFamily: uid
      Key Validation Class: org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Default column value validator:
org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Columns sorted by: org.apache.cassandra.db.marshal.UTF8Type
      Row cache size / save period in seconds: 0.0/0
      Key cache size / save period in seconds: 2000000.0/14400
      Memtable thresholds: 0.4/1440/121 (millions of ops/minutes/MB)
      GC grace seconds: 3600
      Compaction min/max thresholds: 4/32
      Read repair chance: 1.0
      Replicate on write: true
      Built indexes: []





On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Mohit Anchlia <mohitanchlia@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 10:12 AM, Ramesh Natarajan <ramesh25@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I am running a cassandra cluster of  6 nodes running RHEL6 virtualized by
> > ESXi 5.0.  Each VM is configured with 20GB of ram and 12 cores. Our test
> > setup performs about 3000  inserts per second.  The cassandra data
> partition
> > is on a XFS filesystem mounted with options
> > (noatime,nodiratime,nobarrier,logbufs=8). We have no swap enabled on the
> VMs
> > and the vm.swappiness set to 0. To avoid any contention issues our
> cassandra
> > VMs are not running any other application other than cassandra.
> > The test runs fine for about 12 hours or so. After that the performance
> > starts to degrade to about 1500 inserts per sec. By 18-20 hours the
> inserts
> > go down to 300 per sec.
> > if i do a truncate, it starts clean, runs for a few hours (not as clean
> as
> > rebooting).
> > We find a direct correlation between kswapd kicking in after 12 hours or
> so
> > and the performance degradation.   If i look at the cached memory it is
> > close to 10G.  I am not getting a OOM error in cassandra. So looks like
> we
> > are not running out of memory. Can some one explain if we can optimize
> this
> > so that kswapd doesn't kick in.
> >
> > Our top output shows
> > top - 16:23:54 up 2 days, 23:17,  4 users,  load average: 2.21, 2.08,
> 2.02
> > Tasks: 213 total,   1 running, 212 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
> > Cpu(s):  1.6%us,  0.8%sy,  0.0%ni, 90.9%id,  6.3%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.2%si,
> >  0.0%st
> > Mem:  20602812k total, 20320424k used,   282388k free,     1020k buffers
> > Swap:        0k total,        0k used,        0k free, 10145516k cached
> >   PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND
> >
> >  2586 root      20   0 36.3g  17g 8.4g S 32.1 88.9   8496:37 java
> >
> > java output
> > root      2453     1 99 Sep30 pts/0    9-13:51:38 java -ea
> > -javaagent:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/jamm-0.2.2.jar
> > -XX:+UseThreadPriorities -XX:ThreadPriorityPolicy=42 -Xms10059M
> -Xmx10059M
> > -Xmn1200M -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Xss128k -XX:+UseParNewGC
> > -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSParallelRemarkEnabled -XX:SurvivorRatio=8
> > -XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=1 -XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=75
> > -XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true
> > -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=7199
> > -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.ssl=false
> > -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false
> > -Djava.rmi.server.hostname=10.19.104.14 -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true
> > -Dlog4j.configuration=log4j-server.properties
> > -Dlog4j.defaultInitOverride=true -cp
> >
> ./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../conf:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../build/classes/main:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../build/classes/thrift:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/antlr-3.2.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/apache-cassandra-0.8.6.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/apache-cassandra-thrift-0.8.6.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/avro-1.4.0-fixes.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/avro-1.4.0-sources-fixes.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/commons-cli-1.1.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/commons-codec-1.2.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/commons-collections-3.2.1.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/commons-lang-2.4.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/concurrentlinkedhashmap-lru-1.1.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/guava-r08.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/high-scale-lib-1.1.2.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/jackson-core-asl-1.4.0.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/jackson-mapper-asl-1.4.0.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/jamm-0.2.2.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/jline-0.9.94.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/json-simple-1.1.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/libthrift-0.6.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/log4j-1.2.16.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/mx4j-examples.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/mx4j-impl.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/mx4j.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/mx4j-jmx.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/mx4j-remote.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/mx4j-rimpl.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/mx4j-rjmx.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/mx4j-tools.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/servlet-api-2.5-20081211.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/slf4j-api-1.6.1.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/slf4j-log4j12-1.6.1.jar:./apache-cassandra-0.8.6/bin/../lib/snakeyaml-1.6.jar
> > org.apache.cassandra.thrift.CassandraDaemon
> >
> >
> > Ring output
> > [root@CAP4-CNode4 apache-cassandra-0.8.6]# ./bin/nodetool -h 127.0.0.1
> ring
> > Address         DC          Rack        Status State   Load
>  Owns
> >    Token
> >
> >    141784319550391026443072753096570088105
> > 10.19.104.11    datacenter1 rack1       Up     Normal  19.92 GB
> >  16.67%  0
> > 10.19.104.12    datacenter1 rack1       Up     Normal  19.3 GB
> > 16.67%  28356863910078205288614550619314017621
> > 10.19.104.13    datacenter1 rack1       Up     Normal  18.57 GB
> >  16.67%  56713727820156410577229101238628035242
> > 10.19.104.14    datacenter1 rack1       Up     Normal  19.34 GB
> >  16.67%  85070591730234615865843651857942052863
> > 10.19.105.11    datacenter1 rack1       Up     Normal  19.88 GB
> >  16.67%  113427455640312821154458202477256070484
> > 10.19.105.12    datacenter1 rack1       Up     Normal  20 GB
> > 16.67%  141784319550391026443072753096570088105
> > [root@CAP4-CNode4 apache-cassandra-0.8.6]#
>
> How many CFs? can you describe CF and post the configuration? Do you
> have row cache enabled?
>

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