1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 21, 2013 7:05 AM by Alexander Koledzhikov

    Strange evictions when using Infinispan as a 2nd level cache for Hibernate

    Alexander Koledzhikov Newbie

      Hi everyone,

      I'm using JBoss 7.1.1 and I've configured Infinispan 5.1.2 as a second level cache for Hibernate. I have only 2 instances of an entity class and cache configured for 100 entries for it. Yet, when I repeatedly try to find those 2 by id, I see sql code being executed (I've also set the hibernate option that shows it to true). So, it appears that one of the entities is kicking the other out when being put into the cache, and vice versa. This is somehow weird, since there should be 98 more free slots before eviction occurs.

      After some investigation, I've found out that both entities get assigned to the same segment of the BoundedConcurrentHashMap which is used in this cache. I don't know why this happens - maybe they have similar hash codes for their PKs? Unfortunately, each segment in this map has a capacity of 1 (since it is calculated as max_number_of_entries/concurrencyLevel, but not less than 1), and so, eviction occurs.

      I'm thinking of solving the problem by setting the concurrency level for this cache to 1 (so all entries are in 1 segment with 100 capacity). Is this a good idea, providing that those entities are mostly-for-read (updated in very, very rare circumstances)?

      Also, what setting should I provide to my persistence.xml to set it? I've tried several options, but all failed. I think <property name="hibernate.cache.infinispan.entity.locking.concurrency_level" value="1"/> was my best shot, but it still failed


      Any help will be greatly appreciated!