[Gluster-devel] Feature: FOP Statistics JSON Dumps

Ben England bengland at redhat.com
Tue Sep 22 18:04:45 UTC 2015

Richard, what's great about your patch (besides lockless counters) is:

- JSON easier to parse (particularly in python).  Compare to parsing "gluster volume profile" output, which is much more difficult.  This will enable tools to display profiling data in a user-friendly way.  Would be nice if you attached a sample output to the bz 1261700.  

- client side capture - io-stats translator is at the top of the translator stack so we would see latencies just like the application sees them.  "gluster volume profile" provides server-side latencies but this can be deceptive and fails to report "user experience" latencies.

I'm not that clear on the UI for it, would be nice if "gluster volume " command could be set up to automatically poll this data at a fixed rate like many other perf utilities (example: iostat), so that user could capture a Gluster profile over time with a single command; at present the support team has to give them a script to do it.  This would make it trivial for a user to share what their application is doing from a Gluster perspective, as well as how Gluster is performing from the client's perspective.    /usr/sbin/gluster utility can run on the client now since it is in gluster-cli RPM right?  

So in other words it would be great to replace this:

gluster volume profile $volume_name start
gluster volume profile $volume_name info > /tmp/past
for min in `seq 1 $sample_count` ; do
  sleep $sample_interval
  gluster volume profile $volume_name info
done > gvp.log
gluster volume profile $volume_name stop

With this:

gluster volume profile $volume_name $sample_interval $sample_count > gvp.log

And be able to run this command on the client to use your patch there.



----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Wareing" <rwareing at fb.com>
> To: gluster-devel at gluster.org
> Sent: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 10:24:54 PM
> Subject: [Gluster-devel] Feature: FOP Statistics JSON Dumps
> Hey all,
> I just uploaded a clean patch for our FOP statistics dump feature @
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1261700 .
> Patches cleanly to v3.6.x/v3.7.x release branches, also includes io-stats
> support for intel arch atomic operations (ifdef'd for portability) such that
> you can collect data 24x7 with a negligible latency hit in the IO path.
> We've been using this for quite sometime and there appeared to have been
> some interest at the dev summit to have this in mainline; so here it is.
> Take a look, and I hope you find it useful.
> Richard

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