Parameter Configuration

After the service is started, you may adjust the configuration parameters to meet the business requirements. You need to reboot the BE and Fe to apply the changes.

FE configuration items

Configuration ItemDefaultRole
log_roll_size_mb1024Size of log split, per 1G
sys_log_dirStarRocksFe.STARROCKS_HOME_DIR/logDirectory where logs are kept
sys_log_levelINFOlog level,INFO < WARNING < ERROR < FATAL
sys_log_verbose_modulesempty stringModules for log printing, write org.starrocks.catalog to print only the logs that are under the catalog module
sys_log_roll_intervalDAYThe interval for log splitting
sys_log_delete_age7dThe interval for log deletion
sys_log_roll_mode1024The size of the log split, per 1G
audit_log_dirstarrocksFe.STARROCKS_HOME_DIR/logDirectory where audit logs are kept
audit_log_roll_num90The number of audit logs to keep
audit_log_modules"slow_query", "query"Modules for audit log printing, default retains slow_query and query
audit_log_roll_intervalDAYThe interval for audit log splitting
audit_log_delete_age30dThe interval for audit log deletion
audit_log_roll_modeTIME-DAYThe interval for audit log splitting
label_keep_max_second259200The time to keep the label, with a default value of 3 days. The longer the keep time, the more memory to consume
history_job_keep_max_second604800Maximum retention time for historical jobs, such as schema change jobs, 7 days by default
label_clean_interval_second14400The interval for label cleaning
transaction_clean_interval_second30The interval for transaction cleaning
meta_dirStarRocksFe.STARROCKS_HOME_DIR/metaDirectory for metadata
tmp_dirstarrocksFe.STARROCKS_HOME_DIR/temp_ddirDirectory where temporary files are kept, such as backup/restore, etc.
edit_log_port9010The port used for communication between FE Groups (Master, Follower, Observer)
edit_log_roll_num50000Split size of image log
meta_delay_toleration_second300Maximum metadata lag time tolerated by non-master nodes
master_sync_policySYNCSwipe method for master’s log, SYNC by default
replica_sync_policySYNCSwipe method for follower’s log, SYNC by default
replica_ack_policySIMPLE_MAJORITYThe form in which logs are considered valid. The default is for the majority to return a confirmation message, which is considered to be in effect
bdbje_heartbeat_timeout_second30The interval for BDBJE heartbeat timeout
bdbje_lock_timeout_second1The interval for BDBJE lock timeout
txn_rollback_limit100the upper limit of transaction rollback
frontend_address0.0.0.0FE IP address
priority_networksempty stringSpecify BE IP address in the form of CIDR for machines with multiple IPs
metadata_failure_recoveryfalseForced reset of FE metadata. Use with caution
ignore_meta_checkfalseIgnore the metadata lag
max_bdbje_clock_delta_ms5000Maximum tolerated time offset between master and non-master
http_port8030Port of Http Server
http_backlog_num1024HttpServer port backlog
thrift_backlog_num1024ThriftServer port backlog
rpc_port9020Thrift server port of FE
query_port9030MySQL server port of FE
mysql_service_nio_enabledfalseWhether the nio is enabled for the service connected to FE
mysql_service_io_threads_numfalseThe number of threads of the service connected to FE
auth_tokenempty stringWhether the token is enabled automatically
tablet_create_timeout_second1Timeout for table creation
max_create_table_timeout_second60Maximum timeout for table creation
publish_version_timeout_second30Timeout for version to be published
publish_version_interval_ms10Interval for version to be published
load_straggler_wait_second300Maximum tolerated import lag time for BE replications, beyond which cloning will be performed
max_layout_length_per_row100000maximum length of a single row, 100KB
load_checker_interval_second5Interval for import polling
broker_load_default_timeout_second14400Timeout for Broker Load, 4 hours by default
mini_load_default_timeout_second3600Timeout for small batch import, 1 hour by default
insert_load_default_timeout_second3600Timeout for Insert Into statement, 1 hour by default
stream_load_default_timeout_second600Timeout for StreamLoad, 10 minutes by default
max_load_timeout_second259200Applicable to all imports, maximum timeout, 3 days by default
min_load_timeout_second1Applicable to all imports, minimum timeout, 1 second by default
desired_max_waiting_jobs100Max_waiting_jobs for all tasks, including table creation, import, schema change
max_running_txn_num_per_db100The number of concurrent import jobs
async_load_task_pool_size10The size of the thread pool for import job execution
tablet_delete_timeout_second2Timeout for table deletion
capacity_used_percent_high_water0.75Measurements of disk capacity used on Backend. Try not to send creation or clone tasks to this tablet when this parameter exceeds 0.75, until it is back to normal
alter_table_timeout_second86400Timeout for schema change
max_backend_down_time_second3600Maximum time for BE to rejoin after it disconnects to FE
storage_cooldown_second2592000Duration of media migration, 30 days by default
catalog_trash_expire_second86400Length of time that metadata remains in the recycle bin after deleting a table/database, beyond which data cannot be recovered
min_bytes_per_broker_scanner67108864Minimum amount of data to be processed by a single instance, 64MB by default
max_broker_concurrency100Maximum number of concurrent instances for a single task, 10 by default
load_parallel_instance_num1Number of concurrent instances on a single BE, 1 by default
export_checker_interval_second5Interval for exporting thread polling
export_running_job_num_limit5Maximum number of exporting jobs
export_task_default_timeout_second7200Timeout for export job, 2 hours by default
export_max_bytes_per_be_per_task268435456Maximum amount of data exported by a single export job on a single be, 256M by default
export_task_pool_size5Size of export task thread pool, 5 by default
consistency_check_start_time23The start time for FE to initiate replica consistency check
consistency_check_end_time4The end time for FE to initiate replica consistency check
check_consistency_default_timeout_second600Timeout for replica consistency check
qe_max_connection1024Maximum number of connections received on the FE, for all users
max_conn_per_user100Maximum number of connections that a single user can handle
query_colocate_join_memory_limit_penalty_factor8Memory limit for Colocate Join
disable_colocate_joinfalseColocate Join is not enabled
expr_children_limit10000The number of in's that can be involved in a query
localezh_CN.UTF-8Character set
remote_fragment_exec_timeout_ms5000RPC timeout for FE sending query planning, not involving task execution
max_query_retry_time2The number of query retries on FE
catalog_try_lock_timeout_ms5000Timeout for Catalog Lock fetch
disable_load_jobfalseNo import job is received, which is a stopgap measure when the cluster fails
es_state_sync_interval_second10Interval for FE to fetch Elastic Search Index
tablet_repair_delay_factor_second60Interval for replica repair controlled by FE
max_routine_load_job_num100maximum number of routine load jobs
max_routine_load_task_concurrent_num5Maximum number of concurrent execution tasks per routine load job
max_routine_load_task_num_per_be5Maximum number of concurrent routine load tasks per BE, which needs to be less than or equal to the number specified in the configuration
max_routine_load_batch_size524288000The maximum amount of data to import per routine load task, default by 500M
routine_load_task_consume_second3Maximum time to consume data per routine load task, default by 3s
routine_load_task_timeout_second15Timeout for routine load task, default by 15s

BE Configuration Items

Configuration itemDefaultRole
be_port9060Port of thrift server on BE, used to receive requests from FE
brpc_port8060Port of BRPC to view some network statistics of BRPC
brpc_num_threads-1The number of bthreads of BRPC, -1 means the same as the number of CPU cores
priority_networksempty stringSpecify BE IP address in the form of CIDR for machines with multiple IPs
heartbeat_service_port9050The heartbeat service port (thrift) where users receive heartbeats from FE
heartbeat_service_thread_count1The number of heartbeat threads
create_tablet_worker_count3The number of threads creating a tablet
drop_tablet_worker_count3The number of threads deleting a tablet
push_worker_count_normal_priority3The number of threads importing and processing NORMAL priority tasks
push_worker_count_high_priority3The number of threads importing and processing HIGH priority tasks
publish_version_worker_count2The number of threads taking effect
clear_transaction_task_worker_count1The number of threads cleaning up transactions
alter_tablet_worker_count3The number of threads processing schema change
clone_worker_count3The number of threads cloning
storage_medium_migrate_count1Then number of threads migrating SATA to SSD
check_consistency_worker_count1Calculate checksum for tablet (checksum)
report_task_interval_seconds10The interval of reporting individual tasks, including table creation, table deletion, import, and schema change
report_disk_state_interval_seconds60The interval of reporting the state of each disk, the amount of data on it, etc.
report_tablet_interval_seconds60The interval of reporting the state of each tablet. Report the latest version of each tablet
alter_tablet_timeout_seconds86400Timeout of schema change
sys_log_dir${STARROCKS_HOME}/logThe directory where logs, including INFO, WARNING, ERROR, FATAL, etc. are stored
user_function_dir${STARROKCS_HOME}/lib/udfThe directory where UDF programs are stored
sys_log_levelINFOlog level,INFO < WARNING < ERROR < FATAL
sys_log_roll_modeSIZE-MB-1024The size of the log split, per GB
sys_log_roll_num10The number of logs to keep
sys_log_verbose_modules*Modules for log printing, write olap to print only the logs that are under olap modules
sys_log_verbose_level10The level of the log display, used to control log output starting with VLOG in the code
log_buffer_levelempty stringPolicy for log flushing. The default is to keep it in memory
num_threads_per_core3Number of threads started per CPU core
compress_rowbatchestrueWhether to compress RowBatch (which supports data transfer between query layers) for RPC communication between BEs
serialize_batchfalseWhether to serialize batches for RPC communication between BEss
status_report_interval5Interval for reporting query profile, used by FE to collect query statistics
starrocks_scanner_thread_pool_thread_num48The number of threads in the storage engine that concurrently scan the disk. Threads are uniformly managed in the thread pool
starrocks _scanner_thread_pool_queue_size102400The maximum number of tasks received by the storage engine
starrocks _scan_range_row_count524288The granularity of the storage engine to split query tasks, default by 512K
starrocks _scanner_queue_size1024The number of scan tasks supported by the storage engine
starrocks _scanner_row_num16384The maximum number of data rows to be returned in a single execution per scan thread
starrocks _max_scan_key_num1024The maximum number of scan keys that can be split by a query
column_dictionary_key_ratio_threshold0The ratio of string type, less than which the dictionary compression algorithm will be applied
column_dictionary_key_size_threshold0The size of the column, less than which the dictionary compression algorithm will be applied
memory_limitation_per_thread_for_schema_change2The maximum amount of memory allowed for a single schema change task
max_unpacked_row_block_size104857600The maximum number of bytes for a single block, default by 100MB
file_descriptor_cache_clean_interval3600Interval for the file descriptor to clean up cache
disk_stat_monitor_interval5Interval for disk status detection
unused_rowset_monitor_interval30Interval for expired Rowset cleanup
storage_root_pathempty stringDirectory where data is stored
max_percentage_of_error_disk0Disk errors reach a certain percentage then BE exits
default_num_rows_per_data_block1024Number of data rows per block
max_tablet_num_per_shard1024Number of tablets per shard, used to divide tablets and prevent too many tablet subdirectories in a single directory
pending_data_expire_time_sec1800The maximum amount of time that pending data can be kept in the storage engine
inc_rowset_expired_sec1800The maximum amount of time that valid data can be kept in the storage engine for incremental cloning
max_garbage_sweep_interval3600Maximum interval for disk to perform garbage cleanup
min_garbage_sweep_interval180Minimum interval for disk to perform garbage cleanup
snapshot_expire_time_sec172800Interval for snapshot file cleanup, default by 48 hours
trash_file_expire_time_sec259200Interval for recycle bin cleanup, default by 72 hours
row_nums_checktrueComparison of Rowset rows that are before and after compaction
file_descriptor_cache_capacity32768Cache capacity of the file descriptor
min_file_descriptor_number60000The lower limit requirement of the file descriptor for the BE process
index_stream_cache_capacity10737418240Cache capacity of BloomFilter/Min/Max statistics
storage_page_cache_limit20GCapacity of PageCache
disable_storage_page_cachefalseWhether PageCache is enabled
base_compaction_start_hour20Start time of BaseCompaction
base_compaction_end_hour7End time of BaseCompaction
base_compaction_check_interval_seconds60Interval of BaseCompaction thread polling
base_compaction_num_cumulative_deltas5BaseCompaction trigger: the number of Cumulative files needed to be reached
base_compaction_num_threads_per_disk1Number of BaseCompaction threads per disk
base_cumulative_delta_ratio0.3BaseCompaction trigger: The target ratio between cumulative and base files
base_compaction_interval_seconds_since_last_operation86400BaseCompaction trigger: The interval for triggering the next BaseCompaction
base_compaction_write_mbytes_per_sec5Speed limit of BaseCompaction to write disk
cumulative_compaction_check_interval_seconds10Interval of CumulativeCompaction thread polling
min_cumulative_compaction_num_singleton_deltas5CumulativeCompaction trigger: the lower limit on the number of Singleton files to be reached
max_cumulative_compaction_num_singleton_deltas1000CumulativeCompaction trigger: the upper limit on the number of Singleton files to be reached
cumulative_compaction_num_threads_per_disk1Number of CumulativeCompaction threads per disk
cumulative_compaction_budgeted_bytes104857600BaseCompaction trigger: The sum limit of Singleton file size, default by 100MB
cumulative_compaction_write_mbytes_per_sec100Speed limit of CumulativeCompaction to write disk
min_compaction_failure_interval_sec600Interval for Tablet Compaction to be scheduled again after a failure.
max_compaction_concurrency-1Maximum concurrency for BaseCompaction and CumulativeCompaction.-1 indicates no limit
webserver_port8040Http Server port
webserver_num_workers5Number of Http Server threads
periodic_counter_update_period_ms500Interval for getting counter statistics
load_data_reserve_hours4Length of time to retain files generated by small batch import
load_error_log_reserve_hours48Length of time to retain imported data information
number_tablet_writer_threads16Number of threads for streaming imports
streaming_load_max_mb10240The maximum size of a single file for stream load
streaming_load_rpc_max_alive_time_sec1200Timeout for RPC of stream load
tablet_writer_rpc_timeout_sec600Timeout for RPC of TabletWriter
fragment_pool_thread_num64Number of query threads. Default by 64 threads, subsequent queries will dynamically create threads
fragment_pool_queue_size1024The maximum number of queries that can be processed on a single node
enable_partitioned_hash_joinfalseUse PartitionHashJoin
enable_partitioned_aggregationtrueUse PartitionAggregation
enable_token_checktrueToken check is enabled
enable_prefetchtrueQuery prefetching
load_process_max_memory_limit_bytes107374182400The maximum amount of memory occupied by all import threads on a single node, 100GB by default
load_process_max_memory_limit_percent30The maximum percentage of the memory occupied by all import threads on a single node
sync_tablet_metafalseWhether the storage engine is on sync retention to disk.
thrift_rpc_timeout_ms5000Timeout of Thrift
txn_commit_rpc_timeout_ms10000Number of thread pools routinely imported
routine_load_thread_pool_size10Number of thread pools of routine load
tablet_meta_checkpoint_min_new_rowsets_num10Minimum number of Rowsets for TabletMeta Checkpoint
tablet_meta_checkpoint_min_interval_secs600Interval of TabletMeta Checkpoint thread polling
default_rowset_typeALPHAThe format of the storage engine, ALPHA by default, will be replaced with BETA
brpc_max_body_size209715200The maximum packet size of BRPC, 200MB by default
max_runnings_transactions2000The maximum number of transactions supported by the storage engine
tablet_map_shard_size1Size of tablet map shard
enable_bitmap_union_disk_format_with_setFalseNew storage format for Bitmap, which can optimize the performance of bitmap_union

Broker configuration parameters

Reference [Broker load import](... /loading/

System parameters

Linux Kernel

Recommended kernel is 3.10 or higher.


Scaling governor is used to control the CPU consumption. The default mode is on-demand. The performance mode has the highest consumption rate and the best performance, which is recommended for StarRocks deployment.

echo 'performance' | sudo tee /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_governor


  • Overcommit

It is recommended to use Overcommit. It is recommended to set cat /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory to 1.

echo 1 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/overcommit_memory
  • Huge Pages

Do not transparent huge pages, which will interfere with the memory allocator and cause performance degradation.

echo 'madvise' | sudo tee /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled
  • Swappiness

Turn off the swap area to eliminate performance disturbances when swapping memory to virtual memory.

echo 0 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/swappiness


  • SATA

The mq-deadline scheduling algorithm will sort and merge I/O requests, which is suitable for SATA disks.

echo mq-deadline | sudo tee /sys/block/vdb/queue/scheduler

The kyber scheduling algorithm is suitable for devices with low latency, such as NVME/SSD.

echo kyber | sudo tee /sys/block/vdb/queue/scheduler

If the system does not support kyber, it is recommended to use the none scheduling algorithm

echo none | sudo tee /sys/block/vdb/queue/scheduler


Please use at least a 10 GB network. A 1 GB network will work but won’t achieve expected performance. You can use iperf to test the system bandwidth.

File System

It is recommended to use the Ext4 file system. You can check the mount type with relevant commands.

df -Th
Filesystem Type Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/vdb1 ext4 1008G 903G 55G 95% /home/disk1

Other System Configuration

  • tcp abort on overflow
echo 1 | sudo tee /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_abort_on_overflow
  • somaxconn
echo 1024 | sudo tee /proc/sys/net/core/somaxconn

System resources

System resources are the maximum resources the system can use. It’s configured in /etc/security/limits.conf. The resources include file descriptors, maximum number of processes, maximum memory usage, etc.

  • File descriptors

Run ulimit -n 65535 on the deployed machine to set the file descriptor to 65535. If the ulimit value fails after login, change UsePAM yes in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and restart the sshd service.

High concurrency configuration

If the cluster load is highly concurrent, it is recommended to add the following configuration

echo 120000 > /proc/sys/kernel/threads-max
echo 60000 > /proc/sys/vm/max_map_count
echo 200000 > /proc/sys/kernel/pid_max
  • max user processes

ulimit -u 40960