Here some more results from LFC-bulk method rests will be presented

Module description

  • delfilesbyguid gets two parameters: list of GUIDs and a flag ("force"), if replicas should be deleted (1) or not (0)
  • delfilesbyname gets two parameters: list of LFNs and the flag
  • delfilesbypattern gets three parameters: list of directories, a pattern (eg "file%") and the flag
  • delreplicas gets two parameters: list of GUIDs and the storage element from which the files should be deleted

Test description

Kind of tests

  • Functional tests of:
    • lfc_deletefilesbyguid
    • lfc_deletefilesbyname
    • lfc_deletefilesbypattern
    • lfc_readdirxp
    • lfc_readdirxr (tobedone)
  • Performance test for deleting files without replicas and with replicas (force =0 or 1)
  • Performance test deleting files from multiple machines
  • Performance test deleting files from remote sites
  • Performance tests for files with multiple replicas
  • Test for gfal modules in respect to bulk methods
  • for comparision the deletion via lfc_delete within a lfc_session was used for files without replicas

Test setup

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  • This LFC is based on a Oracle Database. The modules,, should be in the current directory

  • For each test several thousand entries are created, then these are deleted by the different modules.
  • For comparison the entries have been deleted with the entry by entry method currently used

Performance Tests

Just one entry in the LFC, no replica deletion necessary (or possible)

The time is given in seconds, the last test is a comparision with my current solution for deleting entries from the LFC

delfilebypattern delfilebyguid delfilebyname unlink file
Number of files best worst per file best worst per file best worst per file best worst per file
50 0.34 0.0068 0.42 0.0084 0.68 0.0136 0.75 0.80 0.015
50 (3 dirs) 1.65 0.0333 0.42 0.82 0.0084 0.67 0.0134 0.77 0.0154
100 0.33 0.0033 0.51 0.88 0.0051 1.03 1.10 0.0103 1.20 0.0120
250 0.33 0.0013 0.76 1.77 0.0030 2.06 0.0082 2.48 2.63 0.0099
500 0.33 0.0007 1.2 2.5 0.0024 3.79 0.0076 4.68 0.0093
1000 0.33 0.0003 2.07 4.51 0.0021 7.30 0.0073 8.99 0.0090
10000 129 235 0.0129 148 225 0.0148 96 132 0.0096 160 238 0.016
12000 162 253 0.0135 180 211 0.015 102 126 0.0085 179 233 0.0149

  • Updated results for LFC Bulk deletion without replicas:
    No Replicas

  • Data are just reliable for there relative relationship to each other. For absolute numbers are depending on the load of te database server and the numbers of concurrent queries.

Deletion with replicas

  • These tests have been done in connection with a srm2 d-cache. (Thanks to Birger Koblitz for the help with the srm2 scripts)
  • The data has been taken during a longer period of time with several clients querying the LFC, the errorbars are the standard variation.
  • Again these tests just have an impact on the relation between different modules, for absolute numbers a dedicated machine would be necessary

  • LFC bulk deletion with replicas:

Experiences from the tests

  • Strong performance variation, but this could be due to different load of the testmachine (which wasn't dedicated to the tests), couldn't check
  • Oracle DB crashed once while multiple user access (which can be due to another user)
  • While uploading files to multiple directories, the LFC gave back errors (which is not clear now)
  • Deletion of single replicas (like all replicas of one dataset at one site) is unclear, will be investigated
  • Remote access (Desy instead of Cern) did not change the overall deletion time

Preparation of scripts for automation of bulk deletion

  • Skripts are functional for bulk operations on the production system. Some more work still necessary
  • Deployment of the new Version has to be done.

-- KaiLeffhalm - 19 Dec 2007

Topic attachments
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PNGpng lfc-no-repl.png r1 manage 14.3 K 2008-01-23 - 14:14 KaiLeffhalm Updated Results for LFC Bulk deletion without replkicas
PNGpng lfc-repl.png r2 r1 manage 24.5 K 2008-01-23 - 14:12 KaiLeffhalm Updated Resustls for LFC bulk deletions with replicas
PNGpng srm.png r2 r1 manage 14.1 K 2008-01-09 - 18:53 KaiLeffhalm LFC Test without replicas

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