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  1. Cassandra
  2. CASSANDRA-12689

All MutationStage threads blocked, kills server

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      Under heavy load (e.g. due to repair during normal operations), a lot of NullPointerExceptions occur in MutationStage. Unfortunately, the log is not very chatty, trace is missing:

      2016-09-22T06:29:47+00:00 cas6 [MutationStage-1] org.apache.cassandra.concurrent.AbstractLocalAwareExecutorService Uncaught exception on thread Thread[MutationStage-1,5,main]: {}
      2016-09-22T06:29:47+00:00 cas6 #011java.lang.NullPointerException: null
      

      Then, after some time, in most cases ALL threads in MutationStage pools are completely blocked. This leads to piling up pending tasks until server runs OOM and is completely unresponsive due to GC. Threads will NEVER unblock until server restart. Even if load goes completely down, all hints are paused, and no compaction or repair is running. Only restart helps.

      I can understand that pending tasks in MutationStage may pile up under heavy load, but tasks should be processed and dequeud after load goes down. This is definitively not the case. This looks more like a an unhandled exception leading to a stuck lock.

      Stack trace from jconsole, all Threads in MutationStage show same trace.

      Name: MutationStage-48
      State: WAITING on java.util.concurrent.CompletableFuture$Signaller@fcc8266
      Total blocked: 137  Total waited: 138.513
      

      Stack trace:

      sun.misc.Unsafe.park(Native Method)
      java.util.concurrent.locks.LockSupport.park(LockSupport.java:175)
      java.util.concurrent.CompletableFuture$Signaller.block(CompletableFuture.java:1693)
      java.util.concurrent.ForkJoinPool.managedBlock(ForkJoinPool.java:3323)
      java.util.concurrent.CompletableFuture.waitingGet(CompletableFuture.java:1729)
      java.util.concurrent.CompletableFuture.get(CompletableFuture.java:1895)
      com.google.common.util.concurrent.Uninterruptibles.getUninterruptibly(Uninterruptibles.java:137)
      org.apache.cassandra.db.Mutation.apply(Mutation.java:227)
      org.apache.cassandra.db.Mutation.apply(Mutation.java:241)
      org.apache.cassandra.hints.Hint.apply(Hint.java:96)
      org.apache.cassandra.hints.HintVerbHandler.doVerb(HintVerbHandler.java:91)
      org.apache.cassandra.net.MessageDeliveryTask.run(MessageDeliveryTask.java:66)
      java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Executors.java:511)
      org.apache.cassandra.concurrent.AbstractLocalAwareExecutorService$FutureTask.run(AbstractLocalAwareExecutorService.java:162)
      org.apache.cassandra.concurrent.AbstractLocalAwareExecutorService$LocalSessionFutureTask.run(AbstractLocalAwareExecutorService.java:134)
      org.apache.cassandra.concurrent.SEPWorker.run(SEPWorker.java:109)
      java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)
      

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              • Assignee:
                brstgt Benjamin Roth
                Reporter:
                brstgt Benjamin Roth
                Authors:
                Benjamin Roth
                Reviewers:
                Tom Hobbs
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