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Re: Meaning of storefileIndexSize
Renaud Delbru 2010-05-18, 09:15

after some tuning, like increasing the hfile block size to 128KB,  I
have noticed that the storefileIndexSize is now half of what it was
before (~250). Do storefileIndexSize is the size of the in-memory hfile
block index ?

Renaud Delbru

On 17/05/10 15:27, Renaud Delbru wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to understand the meaning of the storefileIndexSize
> metric, could someone point me to a definition or explain me what does
> that mean ?
> Also, we are performing a large table import (90M rows, size of the
> row varying between hundreds of kb to 8 MB), and we are encountering
> memory problem (OOME). My observation is that it always happens after
> a while, when the storefileIndexSize starts to be large (> 500). Is
> there a way to reduce it ?
> Thanks,