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  1. Jira Software Server and Data Center
  2. JSWSERVER-20691

Lexorank affects issue creation time




      Generating the initial lexorank can seriously affect issue creation time.

      This problem can be observed in 2 ways:

      1. contention on lexorank lock when initialising rank when creating issue
      2. some nodes are never able to get the lexorank lock and create the lexorank initial value

      Problem 1

      This problem will manifests itself by increased issue creation time. 

      In logs we need to enable DEBUG logging on com.atlassian.greenhopper.service.lexorank.

      The failed locks should show up in the atlassian-greenhopper.log log.

      DEBUG Failed to acquire a lock on the max marker row and previous row for rank field

      The indexing stats (indexing-stats) should also show the Rank custom field as expensive - note the max value as the lower value of the average may be "improved" by the updates which will not trigger the expensive Lexorank initialization.

      cat ./atlassian-jira.log | grep indexing-stats | grep total
      INFO      [c.a.j.issue.index.IndexingStatsManager] [indexing-stats] Top 10 addIndex total... {order:1, name:customfield_15080 (Rank), isKnown:false, addIndex: {sum:1728649386ms, avg:1765.5ms, max:7199ms, count:979152} ...
      • Note: avg: 1765.5ms, max: 7199ms

      Problem 2 

      This problem will manifests itself by increased issue creation time in the range of 18-20sec.

      Lexorank is unable to get the lexorank lock (and create the lexorank initial value) and the issue is indexed with Lexorank.MAX. 

      This will be seen in the atlassian-greenhopper.log log as warnings:

      WARN [greenhopper.customfield.lexorank.LexoRankCFType] Unable to retrieve rank for field [10005] and issue [2010933]
      WARN [greenhopper.customfield.lexorank.LexoRankCFType] gh.lexorank.service.error.retrytimeout
      WARN [greenhopper.customfield.lexorank.LexoRankIndexer] Could not retrieve LexoRank value for issue[id=2010933]. Indexing max LexoRank value instead.


      • Individual ranking operation has 1500 ms timeout for rank lock. Due to DB contetion and slow operation, issue ranking operation fails to save new rank since rank lock expire.
      • See KB for more details regarding Lexorank: Troubleshooting New Ranking System Issues


      Currently there is no known workaround for this behavior. A workaround will be added here when available


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              mswinarski Maciej Swinarski
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