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long time unaccounted for in Impala query planning phase

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I ran an impala query and noticed that the planning phase took a long time but I couldn't figure out where the time is spent. Consider the following Planner Timeline and Query Timeline from the query profile. From the code I can see that the Planner Timeline happens between the "Query submitted" and "Planning finished" milestones in the Query Timeline. However, the Planner Timeline is about 1.4s, whereas the duration between "Query submitted" and "Planning finished" is about 56s. Does anyone have any idea what might be the cause for this discrepency?


In my investigation I came across this thread:, which mentioned "a very long 'planning time' often indicates that the query is bottlenecked on loading/refreshing the table metadata." Are there any KPIs in the query profile or else where that would indicate that loading/refreshing table metadata is the bottleneck? And if so, are there best practices (e.g., tuning some config parameters) to improve this issue? 







Planner Timeline
Analysis finished: 96,331,949
Equivalence classes computed: 917936038
Single node plan created: 1,251,725,380
Runtime filters computed: 1,255,365,766
Distributed plan created: 1,266,640,723
Lineage info computed: 1272454499
Planning finished: 1,406,644,473


Query Timeline
Query submitted: 56,292
Planning finished: 56,509,844,912
Submit for admission: 56,522,498,928
Completed admission: 56,522,824,260
Ready to start 109 fragment instances: 56,530,852,572
All 109 fragment instances started: 57,739,824,848
Rows available: 101,318,335,128
First row fetched: 101,441,023,332
Unregister query: 165,161,832,544





we are experienceing the same issue. We are on CDH 5.10.1


Our corresponding figures reads:


Planner Timeline
      Analysis finished: 63015903
      Equivalence classes computed: 63148873
      Single node plan created: 72171446
      Runtime filters computed: 72242303
      Distributed plan created: 72530789
      Lineage info computed: 72627976
      Planning finished: 74054390
    Query Timeline
      Query submitted: 0
      Planning finished: 212302910792
      Submit for admission: 212305910788
      Completed admission: 212305910788
      Ready to start 13 fragment instances: 212306910788
      All 13 fragment instances started: 212314910786
      Rows available: 216195909152
      Cancelled: 223800905948
      Unregister query: 223816905942