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Explorer
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎12-26-2018

kudu scan very slow

kudu1.7.0 in cdh 5.15

3 master nodes, 4c32g, ubuntu16.04 
3 data nodes, 8c64g, 1.8T ssd, ubuntu16.04

 

It is a small table: project_spot, 5.93K records, 38 columns

I found some slow sql on it(more than 400ms), most time spend on MaterializeTupleTime 

So i check the scan page on kudu tablet server web ui, and found this:

kuduscan.png

It is a very small scan, but spend 423ms, why?

 

More information:

I check the io performance on all data nodes using fio, no problem found:

read : io=6324.4MB, bw=647551KB/s, iops=161887, runt= 10001msec

There are 3 data nodes, only data02 has the problem.

I reboot the tablet server on data02, not work

Cloudera Employee
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎04-25-2017

Re: kudu scan very slow

You might be able to find a trace of the ScanRequest RPC in the /rpcz endpoint of the web UI. Try running the scan and, if you observe it is slow, looking at /rpcz for the matching trace.

 

If that's too difficult, you can get all the traces dumped into the INFO log using the flag -rpc_dump_all_traces. Naturally this is very verbose on a busy server, but if you use the kudu tserver set_flag command you can turn the flag on and then turn it off a few seconds later, giving just enough time to capture the scan if you coordinate running the scan with turning on tracing. It's safe to change the flag at runtime in this way.

 

If you get a trace, please copy paste it in a reply here. It will help us understand where time is being spent.

 

You could also try gathering a trace of the tablet server when the slow scan runs. If you upload the trace file I can take a look at it.

 

See https://kudu.apache.org/docs/troubleshooting.html#kudu_tracing for more information on how to gather traces.

 

 

Explorer
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎12-26-2018

Re: kudu scan very slow

[ Edited ]

Sorry to reply late, and thanks a lot for your attention

 

Here is the sql:

SELECT user_id, team_id, name, pile_no_prefix, version FROM project_spot order by version LIMIT 7

Here is the trace in cm:

cm_scan.png

Here is the picture in kudu web ui scan page:

kudu_scan1.png

 

Here is the tace in kudu rpcz page:

{
	"header": {
		"call_id": 23,
		"remote_method": {
			"service_name": "kudu.tserver.TabletServerService",
			"method_name": "Scan"
		},
		"timeout_millis": 9999
	},
	"trace": "0125 16:44:14.197738 (+     0us) service_pool.cc:163] Inserting onto call queue\n0125 16:44:14.197757 (+    19us) service_pool.cc:222] Handling call\n0125 16:44:14.197852 (+    95us) tablet_service.cc:1745] Creating iterator\n0125 16:44:14.198093 (+   241us) tablet_service.cc:1789] Iterator init: OK\n0125 16:44:14.198096 (+     3us) tablet_service.cc:1838] has_more: true\n0125 16:44:14.198097 (+     1us) tablet_service.cc:1853] Continuing scan request\n0125 16:44:14.198101 (+     4us) tablet_service.cc:1901] Found scanner a7c9ec89e70c4a65aed5da01e9c846cb\n0125 16:44:14.708182 (+510081us) tablet_service.cc:1960] Deadline expired - responding early\n0125 16:44:14.708296 (+   114us) inbound_call.cc:157] Queueing success response\n",
	"duration_ms": 510,
	"metrics": [
		{
			"key": "delta_iterators_relevant",
			"value": 1
		},
		{
			"key": "cfile_cache_hit",
			"value": 14
		},
		{
			"key": "cfile_cache_hit_bytes",
			"value": 289477
		},
		{
			"key": "threads_started",
			"value": 1
		},
		{
			"key": "thread_start_us",
			"value": 29
		},
		{
			"key": "compiler_manager_pool.queue_time_us",
			"value": 62
		},
		{
			"key": "compiler_manager_pool.run_cpu_time_us",
			"value": 110612
		},
		{
			"key": "compiler_manager_pool.run_wall_time_us",
			"value": 110623
		}
	]
}
Cloudera Employee
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎04-25-2017

Re: kudu scan very slow

One thing that is clearly happening here is that Kudu is sending much more data than is necessary back to Impala. You specified LIMIT 7, but Kudu doesn't support server-side limits until CDH6.1. For such a small query, this might make things quite a bit faster.

 

Beyond that, I honestly don't see anything suspicious about the numbers from the Kudu side other than the scan took a long time given the amount of work involved. The trace shows nothing out of the ordinary; the metrics are fine. There weren't even cache misses, so everything came out of cache decoded + decompressed.

 

From the Impala profile, the only suspicious-looking thing is that two round trips were required. That shouldn't have been the case with LIMIT 7 as the first batch should have had more than 7 records in it.

 

If you run the scan a couple times in a row, does it get much faster? How does the time vary with the LIMIT amount?

Explorer
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎12-26-2018

Re: kudu scan very slow

It's a small dict table with less then 6k records

The execution time of the sql doesnt change much when the limit amount varies, even no limit

The execution time of the sql doesnt change much when execute many times

 

I copied the table into a new one and execute that sql on the new table, the execute time and scan time is very low, about 5ms

 

By the way, I changed some kudu config to avoid a bug, under your colleague's advise: kudu compaction did not run

Is that the reason?

 

 

 

Cloudera Employee
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎04-25-2017

Re: kudu scan very slow

Yes, KUDU-1400 is a reasonable explanation here. It's not exactly a bug, just a lack of a feature. In any case, the next release of Kudu has an enhanced compaction procedure that will handle this case.
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