[infinispan-dev] Do we need bulk eviction notification?

"이희승 (Trustin Lee)" trustin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 07:20:15 EDT 2010

Current BoundedConcurrentHashMap notifies EvictionListener for every
evicted entry.  However, as you see from
BoundedConcurrentHashMap.Segment.attemptEviction(..), eviction often
happens in bulk.

If these evicted entries are supposed to be passivated, it is often
beneficial to begin a transaction because it often takes much less time
to call commit() less often.  If N entries are evicted:

without bulk eviction:

    store.store(e1); -- each store implied a commit()

with bulk eviction:

    store.begin(mods(e1, ..., eN), tx, true);

so, what do you think about changing the EvictionListener interface like

    interface EvictionListener<K, V> {
        void preEvict(K key);
        void postEvict(K key, V value);

        void preBulkEvict(Set<K> keys);
        void postBulkEvict(Map<K, V> entries);

    abstract class AbstractEvictionListener<K, V>
            implements EvictionListener {
        void preBulkEvict(Set<K> keys) {
             for (K k: keys) { preEvict(k); }
        void postBulkEvict(Set<K> keys) {

I might be missing something though.  Please let me know if there is a
way to achieve similar improvement without this modification.

Trustin Lee - http://gleamynode.net/

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