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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-30060

Make the balancer gather storage statistics only for shards which have `maxSize` set

    • Type: Icon: Improvement Improvement
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Priority: Icon: Major - P3 Major - P3
    • 3.4.7, 3.5.11
    • Affects Version/s: 3.4.6, 3.5.9
    • Component/s: Sharding
    • None
    • Fully Compatible
    • v3.4
    • Sharding 2017-07-31

      The sharding balancer currently issues listDatabases against every single shard in order to access the totalSize value. This value is used for ensuring that a shard's storage maxSize is not exceeded for customers which have that value set.

      The listDatabases call is quite heavy, especially for nodes with large number of databases/collections since it will fstat every single file under the instance.

      There are a number of optimizations we can make in order to make this statistics gathering less expensive (listed in order of preference):

      • Only gather storage statistics for shards which have maxSize set (implemented by this ticket)
      • Issue the listDatabases call in parallel against all shards so it doesn't take so different shards' execution overlaps
      • Cache the per-shard statistics so that they are not collected on every single round/moveChunk invocation
      • Collect the per-shard statistics asynchronously so that multiple concurrent moveChunk requests can benefit
      • Add a parameter to listDatabases to allow it to return cached data size instead of every time {{fstat}}ing all the files

            kaloian.manassiev@mongodb.com Kaloian Manassiev
            kaloian.manassiev@mongodb.com Kaloian Manassiev
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