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From Drew Pierce <drewpie...@live.com>
Subject RE: GSoC proposal: Ambari for Accumulo - forever : )
Date Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:01:18 GMT
Not sure if these are solo initiatives or those needing assistance. Let me know if it is the
latter :)


> Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:47:21 -0400
> Subject: Re: GSoC proposal: Ambari for Accumulo - forever : )
> From: adanter@gmail.com
> To: dev@accumulo.apache.org
> 
> Thanks, Drew, for the enthusiam.
> 
> And thanks, John, for the good information.  It is definitely an area I
> need to look into.
>  On Apr 26, 2013 10:31 AM, "John Vines" <vines@apache.org> wrote:
> 
> > The init.d scripts we provide are well tested, provided you have accumulo
> > installed into /usr/lib. There is probably room for improvement to utilize
> > /etc/defaults/accumulo to make it configurable. This makes them not
> > configurable with the existing RPM packaging internal to Accumulo. And
> > Ambari uses the init.d scripts to start/stop things.
> >
> > As mentioned in the other thread, I'm pretty sure Ambari is pretty tightly
> > integrated with Bigtop. There is an Accumulo ticket for bigtop support (
> > Accumulo-138 ). I went ahead and threw a patch on there in which the RPM
> > generated has been tested (the deb is lacking though). Furthermore, they do
> > not use the given Accumulo init.d scripts, so there may be room for
> > improvement in there somewhere, but I'm not sure.
> >
> > Should you need to work down that path more, I can definitely provide more
> > guidance.
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 12:18 PM, Keith Turner <keith@deenlo.com> wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 11:40 AM, Andres Danter <adanter@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Excellent feedback, Keith. Thanks.
> > > >
> > > > I should have mentioned the REST API in the proposal.  I'm not sure if
> > I
> > > > can use it for the CLI.  I will certainly try, since I would like to
> > > adhere
> > > > to the Ambari architecture as much as possible.
> > > >
> > > > As for your other points:
> > > >
> > > > *3.1.1 loggers do not exists in 1.5 ... so would only need to consider
> > > them
> > > > if working w/ 1.4 .  I suppose you would want to work Accumulo 1.4,
> > since
> > > > that the current stable release.*
> > > >
> > > > Yes. I was going to work with Accumulo 1.4, but it is good to know that
> > > the
> > > > loggers are not supported in 1.5.
> > > >
> > > > *3.1.3
> > > >   Accumulo supports reading system config from xml local file and then
> > > > zookeeper (whats set in zookeeper takes precedence).  The nice thing
> > > about
> > > > setting something a config zookeeper, is that process restart is not
> > > > required.*
> > > >
> > > > Good to know this too.  Does this only affect Zookeeper?  I should
> > > > distinguish between processes that may need restarts to load a
> > > > configuration vs those that do not.  Is the Zookeeper process the only
> > > one
> > > > like that?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > Not sure about zookeeper, I think it requires a restart.  Accumulo can
> > > optionally store a lot of its configuration in zookeeper.  When Accumulo
> > > configuration stored in zookeeper is changed, Accumulo processes may pick
> > > up these config changes immediately w/o restart.   Some properties do
> > > require a restart when changed in zookeeper.  This is documented in
> > > Accumulo config documentation.
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > *For section 3.2, are you proposing adding features to the existing
> > > Ambari
> > > > GUI?  If so, are the Accumulo specific?*
> > > >
> > > > I am proposing to add features to the existing Ambari GUI.  The idea
> > here
> > > > is that something like user access controls can be generalized so that
> > > any
> > > > Hadoop component being managed by Ambari is able to utilize them.  I'm
> > > > hoping that the Ambari PMC is OK with me doing this.  I do not want to
> > > > introduce any Accumulo-specific features that would make no sense for
> > > other
> > > > components.
> > > > *
> > > > It seems that Ambari relies on RPMs.  Its possible you may have to
> > spend
> > > > time creating Accumulo RPMs that are useful for Ambari. You may want to
> > > > think about allocating some time for this.  Christopher and John can
> > give
> > > > you more info about the current state of Accumulo RPMs.*
> > > >
> > > > This is a very good point.  While building RPMs is not difficult, it
> > does
> > > > require time to setup the configuration and test the builds.  I will
> > > > include time for this in the proposal.
> > > >
> > >
> > > I suppose I am really thinking about are scripts for starting and
> > stopping
> > > Accumulo.  For an RPM to be useful it should provide good /etc/init.d
> > > scripts for starting and stopping Accumulo processes.   I am not sure
> > what
> > > the status of these scripts is in the various RPMs built by Accumulo.
> >  This
> > > may not even be a concern, I am not sure how Ambari starts and stop
> > > services.   If you have not already, its something to consider when
> > > scheduling.
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Thanks again, Keith.
> > > >
> > > > Andres
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 10:54 AM, Keith Turner <keith@deenlo.com>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > About the REST API, I meant to ask if this could be used from the
> > > command
> > > > > line currently?  Or is too cumbersome?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Andres Danter <adanter@gmail.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Yup.  Looks like that's the way to go.  Here is the link to
the
> > > > document.
> > > > > > Let me know if you have any problems accessing it.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxBY29P7A1RgVnZscGcycExDbEU/edit?usp=sharing
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 9:51 AM, Keith Turner <keith@deenlo.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Nothing.  I suppose the mailing list is stripping it off.
 Could
> > > post
> > > > > it
> > > > > > as
> > > > > > > an attachment to the ticket or put it on google drive or
dropbox
> > > and
> > > > > > send a
> > > > > > > link.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Andres Danter <
> > adanter@gmail.com>
> > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Weird.  I see the attachment on the email I sent,
which means
> > > that
> > > > it
> > > > > > > > might have been stripped off.  Here it is again. 
Let me know
> > if
> > > > you
> > > > > > > still
> > > > > > > > don't see it.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Andres
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 9:18 AM, Keith Turner <
> > keith@deenlo.com>
> > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >> was there supposed to be an attachment?
> > > > > > > >>
> > > > > > > >>
> > > > > > > >> On Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 2:19 AM, Andres Danter
<
> > > adanter@gmail.com
> > > > >
> > > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > >>
> > > > > > > >> > Hi Billie,
> > > > > > > >> >
> > > > > > > >> > Here is a draft of my proposal.  I've yet
to write the
> > > technical
> > > > > > > >> approach
> > > > > > > >> > section (have not idea what I'm going to
put there) and the
> > > > "about
> > > > > > me"
> > > > > > > >> > section.  I definitely appreciate any feedback
from you and
> > > > anyone
> > > > > > in
> > > > > > > >> the
> > > > > > > >> > development group.
> > > > > > > >> >
> > > > > > > >> > Thank you,
> > > > > > > >> >
> > > > > > > >> > Andres
> > > > > > > >> >
> > > > > > > >>
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
 		 	   		  
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