Karthick has given an explanation here :
https://reviews.apache.org/r/755/(also in Jira, but it gets lost in
On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Shrijeet Paliwal
> We needed calls to come back (or timeout) in less than 50ms. That was low
> for hbase.rpc.timeout .
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 9:30 PM, Steve Boyle <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
>> What do you consider a very low value for hbase.rpc.timeout?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Shrijeet Paliwal [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
>> Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2011 9:03 PM
>> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>> Subject: Re: understanding hbase client timeout settings
>> We have been using timeouts in production via two different methods:
>> 1. Use RPC timeout mechanism provided by HBase client. For this you will
>> need both 2937 and 3154. We backported 2937 to 0.90.3. The reason 3154
>> alone does not help is because if you set the conf parameter introduced in
>> 3154 (hbase.rpc.timeout) to a very low value your calls to meta (ROOT and
>> META) tables timeout all the time and almost no request go through. That
>> where 2937 comes in. It uses hbase.client.operation.timeout knob for all
>> RPC calls except the ones made to meta tables.
>> 2. Use an async method (example ExecutorService with timeout) to make
>> client calls.
>> In our experience #1 perform better (in terms of % calls timing out).
>> Having said that I am still interested to hear comments from experts. I
>> personally was not able to grasp reasoning behind introduction of
>> hbase.client.operation.timeout configuration parameter.
>> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 3:15 PM, Steve Boyle <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> > Hi,
>> > I'm trying to understand what timeout controls are available in the
>> client. I'm using hbase version 0.90.4-cdh3u2. I have a client
>> application that does gets, puts, increments and scans. I'd like to be
>> able to have a client side timeout such that the client can clean-up in a
>> case where the response is taking a while for whatever reason.
>> > I've seen this jira which indicates that the feature I'm looking for is
>> coming in a future release:
>> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-2937
>> > I've also seen this jira that looks related and appears to be already
>> > https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-3154
>> > What is the best way to control a timeout for the hbase client?
>> > Thanks,
>> > Steve