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From Jan Høydahl (JIRA) <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (SOLR-13257) Enable replica routing affinity for better cache usage
Date Sun, 07 Jul 2019 20:56:00 GMT


Jan Høydahl updated SOLR-13257:
    Status: Patch Available  (was: Open)

> Enable replica routing affinity for better cache usage
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-13257
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: SolrCloud
>    Affects Versions: 7.4, master (9.0)
>            Reporter: Michael Gibney
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments:, SOLR-13257.patch
>          Time Spent: 10m
>  Remaining Estimate: 0h
> For each shard in a distributed request, Solr currently routes each request randomly
via [ShufflingReplicaListTransformer|]
to a particular replica. In setups with replication factor >1, this normally results in
a situation where subsequent requests (which one would hope/expect to leverage cached results
from previous related requests) end up getting routed to a replica that hasn't seen any related
> The problem can be replicated by issuing a relatively expensive query (maybe containing
common terms?). The first request initializes the {{queryResultCache}} on the consulted replicas.
If replication factor >1 and there are a sufficient number of shards, subsequent requests
will likely be routed to at least one replica that _hasn't_ seen the query before. The replicas
with uninitialized caches become a bottleneck, and from the client's perspective, many subsequent
requests appear not to benefit from caching at all.

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