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ASF GitHub Bot commented on FLINK-3322:
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Github user ggevay commented on the issue:

    https://github.com/apache/flink/pull/2495
  
    The tests that are failing are in `flink-gelly-examples`, for example 
`SingleSourceShortestPathsITCase`. They have error msgs that indicate memory 
management errors, e.g.
    `Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: Error obtaining the sorted input: 
Thread 'SortMerger Reading Thread' terminated due to an exception: segment has 
been freed`.
    
    But I would say that before fixing this pull request, let's concentrate on 
https://github.com/apache/flink/pull/2496.


> MemoryManager creates too much GC pressure with iterative jobs
> --------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FLINK-3322
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-3322
>             Project: Flink
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Local Runtime
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.0
>            Reporter: Gabor Gevay
>            Assignee: ramkrishna.s.vasudevan
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 1.0.0
>
>         Attachments: FLINK-3322.docx, FLINK-3322_reusingmemoryfordrivers.docx
>
>
> When taskmanager.memory.preallocate is false (the default), released memory 
> segments are not added to a pool, but the GC is expected to take care of 
> them. This puts too much pressure on the GC with iterative jobs, where the 
> operators reallocate all memory at every superstep.
> See the following discussion on the mailing list:
> http://apache-flink-mailing-list-archive.1008284.n3.nabble.com/Memory-manager-behavior-in-iterative-jobs-tt10066.html
> Reproducing the issue:
> https://github.com/ggevay/flink/tree/MemoryManager-crazy-gc
> The class to start is malom.Solver. If you increase the memory given to the 
> JVM from 1 to 50 GB, performance gradually degrades by more than 10 times. 
> (It will generate some lookuptables to /tmp on first run for a few minutes.) 
> (I think the slowdown might also depend somewhat on 
> taskmanager.memory.fraction, because more unused non-managed memory results 
> in rarer GCs.)



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