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ASF GitHub Bot commented on HELIX-674:
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Github user jiajunwang commented on the issue:

    https://github.com/apache/helix/pull/145
  
    PR code updated.
    Added examples and a lot of comments for clarifying the usage and API 
define.


> Constraint Based Resource Rebalancer
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HELIX-674
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HELIX-674
>             Project: Apache Helix
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Jiajun Wang
>            Assignee: Jiajun Wang
>            Priority: Major
>             Fix For: 0.8.x
>
>         Attachments: Constraint-BasedResourceRebalancing-080318-2226-240.pdf
>
>
> Helix rebalancer assigns resources according to different strategies. 
> Recently, we optimize the strategy for evenness and minimize movement. 
> However, the evenness here only applies to partition numbers. Moreover, we've 
> got more requests for customizable rebalancer from our users.
> Take partition weight as an example:
> In reality, partition replicas have different size. We use "partition weight" 
> as an abstraction of the partition size. It can be network traffic usage, 
> disk usage, or any other combined factors.
> Given each partition may have different weights, Helix should be able to 
> assign partition accordingly. So that the distribution would be even 
> regarding the weight.
> In this project, we are planning new rebalancer mechanism that generates 
> resource partition assignment according to a list of "constraints". Current 
> rebalance strategy can be regarded as one kind of constraint. Moving forward, 
> Helix users would be able to extend the constraint interface using their own 
> logic.
> Some init discussions are in progress and we will have a proposal posted here 
> soon.



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