One thing to note for RegionObservers, is that each table region gets its
own instance of each configured coprocessor. So if your cluster has N
regions per region server, with your RegionObserver loaded on all tables,
then each region server will have N instances of your coprocessor. You
should just be aware of this in case you, say, create a thread pool in your
coprocessor constructor. An alternative in this case is to use a singleton
class per region server (aka per jvm) to manage the resources.
You do want to be sure that all threads are daemon threads, so that they
don't block region server shutdown. Or else you'll need to ensure you
properly stop/join all the threads you've spawned on shutdown.
RegionServerObserver.preStopRegionServer() may help there.
On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Ted Yu <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Can you tell us what coprocessor hook you plan to use ?
> On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 10:51 AM, Rami Mankevich <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > First of all - thanks for the quick response.
> > Basically threads I want to open are for my own internal structure
> > updates and I guess have no relations to HBase internal structures.
> > All I want is initiations for some asynchronous structure updates as part
> > of coprocessor execution in order not to block user reponse.
> > The only reason I was asking is to be sure Hbase will not kill those
> > threads.
> > As I understand - shouldn't be any issue with that. Am I correct?
> > In addition - Is there any Hbase Thread pool I can use?
> > Thanks
> > From: Andrew Purtell [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 6:53 PM
> > To: Rami Mankevich
> > Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Subject: Re: Hbase question
> > Hi Rami,
> > It is no problem to create threads in a coprocessor as a generic answer.
> > More specifically there could be issues depending on exactly what you
> > to do, since coprocessor code changes HBase internals. Perhaps you could
> > say a bit more. I also encourage you to ask this question on
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED]<mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> so other
> > can chime in too.
> > On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Rami Mankevich wrote:
> > Hey
> > According to the Hbase documentation you are one of contrinuters to the
> > HBase project
> > I would like to raise some question when nobody can basically advice me:
> > In context of coprocessors I want to raise some threads.
> > Do you see any problems with that?
> > Thanks
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