speeding up bulk loading

Travis Kirstine tkirstine at firstbasesolutions.com
Wed Aug 31 11:41:35 EDT 2016


Thanks for your reply.  We’re are using the riack C client library for riak (https://github.com/trifork/riack) which is used within an application called MapCache to store 256x256 px images with a corresponding key within riak.  Currently we have 75 million images to transfer from disk into riak which is being done concurrently.  Periodically this transfer process will crash

Riak is setup using n=3 on 5 nodes with a leveldb backend.  Each server has 45GB of memory and 16 cores with  standard hard drives.  We made no significant modification to the riak.conf except upping the leveldb.maximum_memory.percent to 70 and tweeking the sysctl.conf as follows

vm.swappiness = 0
net.ipv4.tcp_max_syn_backlog = 40000
net.core.somaxconn = 40000
net.core.wmem_default = 8388608
net.core.rmem_default = 8388608
net.ipv4.tcp_sack = 1
net.ipv4.tcp_window_scaling = 1
net.ipv4.tcp_fin_timeout = 15
net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_intvl = 30
net.ipv4.tcp_tw_reuse = 1
net.ipv4.tcp_moderate_rcvbuf = 1
# Increase the open file limit
# fs.file-max = 65536 # current setting

I have seen this error in the logs
2016-08-30 22:26:07.180 [error] <0.20777.512> CRASH REPORT Process <0.20777.512> with 0 neighbours crashed with reason: no function clause matching webmachine_request:peer_from_peername({error,enotconn}, {webmachine_request,{wm_reqstate,#Port<0.2817336>,[],undefined,undefined,undefined,{wm_reqdata,'GET',...},...}}) line 150


From: Magnus Kessler [mailto:mkessler at basho.com]
Sent: August-31-16 4:08 AM
To: Travis Kirstine <tkirstine at firstbasesolutions.com>
Cc: riak-users at lists.basho.com
Subject: Re: speeding up bulk loading

On 26 August 2016 at 22:20, Travis Kirstine <tkirstine at firstbasesolutions.com<mailto:tkirstine at firstbasesolutions.com>> wrote:
Is there any way to speed up bulk loading?  I wondering if I should be tweeking the erlang, aae or other config options?

Hi Travis,

Excuse the late reply; your message had been stuck in the moderation queue. Please consider subscribing to this list.

Without knowing more about how you perform bulk uploads, it's difficult to recommend any changes. Are you using the HTTP REST API or one of the client libraries, which use protocol buffers by default? What concerns do you have about the upload performance? Please let us know a bit more about your setup.

Kind Regards,


Magnus Kessler
Client Services Engineer
Basho Technologies Limited

Registered Office - 8 Lincoln’s Inn Fields London WC2A 3BP Reg 07970431
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