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From "Jason Rutherglen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-2573) Tiered flushing of DWPTs by RAM with low/high water marks
Date Tue, 07 Sep 2010 00:13:32 GMT

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Jason Rutherglen commented on LUCENE-2573:
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In DocumentsWriterRAMAllocator, we're only recording the addition of more bytes when a new
block is created, however because previous blocks may be recycled, it is the recycled blocks
that are not being recorded as bytes used.  Should we record all allocated blocks as "in use"
ie, count them as bytes used, or wait until they are "in use" again to be counted as consuming
RAM?

> Tiered flushing of DWPTs by RAM with low/high water marks
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-2573
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-2573
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Michael Busch
>            Assignee: Michael Busch
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: Realtime Branch
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-2573.patch
>
>
> Now that we have DocumentsWriterPerThreads we need to track total consumed RAM across
all DWPTs.
> A flushing strategy idea that was discussed in LUCENE-2324 was to use a tiered approach:
 
> - Flush the first DWPT at a low water mark (e.g. at 90% of allowed RAM)
> - Flush all DWPTs at a high water mark (e.g. at 110%)
> - Use linear steps in between high and low watermark:  E.g. when 5 DWPTs are used, flush
at 90%, 95%, 100%, 105% and 110%.
> Should we allow the user to configure the low and high water mark values explicitly using
total values (e.g. low water mark at 120MB, high water mark at 140MB)?  Or shall we keep for
simplicity the single setRAMBufferSizeMB() config method and use something like 90% and 110%
for the water marks?

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