Keep in mind that those metrics are sampled at the rate of topology.stats.sample.rate, 0.05 by default. If you turn it up to 1.0 you'll see full-resolution, though at the price of more time spent collecting metrics.

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On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 12:14 PM, Jason Kania <> wrote:
I have two comments to add:

1) Is there any JIRA for invalid metrics values? I did not see one. I am running with bolts having breakpoints and long before my bolts are every entered, the metrics indicate that these bolts already have more than 100 emits. I have thought to raise a JIRA on this but I am not sure what I would add for details. Would some specific debug output aid in resolving this?

2) For acks, is there any possibility of adding tracking for acks that happen after a timeout? I can step into my bolt each time it is called and confirm that it is acking each request, yet the acks do not match the emits (which should have a 1 to 1 ratio). I am guessing that this is because the ack happened too late or it might be incorrect metrics total.

I use the STORM UI for processing tracking.



From: Nathan Leung <>
To: user <>
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2015 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: Question About Emitted, Transferred and Acked Bolts

executed = # of times you called executed
acked = # of executed tuples that you acked; ideally this will match executed
emitted = # of tuples that you emitted; if you call emit more than once per execute call this can be higher than execute count
transferred = # of tuples transferred downstream; if you have 2 bolts subscribing to your bolt, then this count can be higher than emitted.

On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:35 AM, Rahul Reddy <> wrote:

Can you guys help me understand difference between emitted, transferred and acked tuples.

In my case every tuple emitted by ablog-filter-bolt will be processed by ablog-flatten-xml-bolt which will then be written by ablog-hdfs-bolt to hdfs. Ideally all metrics for executed/acked should match after tuples are emitted from ablog-filter-bolt . I'm not sure why there is so much discrepancy in emitted/transferredacked tuple count between these bolts although it dosent show any failed tuples.

Any ideas what I can check and how to interpret metrics correctly?