SV: Error while importing data

Erik Søe Sørensen ess at
Sat Nov 19 16:16:01 EST 2011

A timeout... Do you know what the timeout threshold is? Have you tried increasing it (if possible; I don't know the Python client) or simply retrying once or twice on timeout?
Also, what backend is Riak configured with? - I believe eleveldb has occasional lower throughput/higher latency because of file compaction.

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Fra: "Nitish Sharma" <sharmanitishdutt at>
Dato: lør., nov. 19, 2011 13:22
Emne: Error while importing data
Til: "riak-users" <riak-users at>

To give my Riak setup a good stress testing, I decided to import a large dataset (consisting of around 160 million records). But before importing the whole thing, I tested the import python script (using protocol buffers) using 1 million records, which was successful with ~2200 writes/sec. The script, essentially, puts the data into a queue and couple of threads gets the data from the queue and store it in Riak.
When started with full dataset, after storing several million objects, I get thread exception with timeout errors.
Following is the traceback:

  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 552, in __bootstrap_inner
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 505, in run
    self.__target(*self.__args, **self.__kwargs)
  File "", line 23, in worker
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/riak-1.3.0-py2.7.egg/riak/", line 296, in store
    Result = t.put(self, w, dw, return_body)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/riak-1.3.0-py2.7.egg/riak/transports/", line 188, in put
    msg_code, resp = self.recv_msg()
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/riak-1.3.0-py2.7.egg/riak/transports/", line 370, in recv_msg
    raise Exception(msg.errmsg)
Exception: timeout

The cluster consists of 3 nodes (Ubuntu 10.04). The nodes have enough disk space; number of file handles used (~2500) are also within limit (32768); number of concurrent ports 32768. I cant figure out what else could be the possible reason for the exceptions.

Any Suggestions?


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