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Re: hsync is too slower than hflush
50ms is believable. hsync makes each DN call fsync and wait for acks, so
you'd expect at least a disk seek time (~10ms) with some extra time
depending on how much unsync'd data is being written.

So, just as some back of the envelope math, assuming a disk that can write
at 100MB/s:

50ms - 10ms seek = 40ms writing time
100 MB/s * 40ms = 4MB

If you're hsync'ing every 4MB, 50ms would be exactly what I'd expect.

On Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 10:11 PM, haosdent <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hi, all. Hadoop support hsync which would call fsync of system after
> 2.0.2. I have tested the performance of hsync() and hflush() again and
> again, but I found that the hsync call() everytime would spent nearly 50ms
> while the hflush call() just spent 2ms. In this slide(
> http://www.slideshare.net/enissoz/hbase-and-hdfs-understanding-filesystem-usagePage 18), the author mentions that hsync() is 2x slower than hflush(). So,
> is anything wrong? Thank you very much and looking forward to your help.
> --
> Best Regards,
> Haosong Huang
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