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From Gaurav Gupta <gau...@datatorrent.com>
Subject Re: Is there a way to provide a non-transient field that can also skip checkpoint?
Date Tue, 05 Jan 2016 19:08:19 GMT

Questions inline

- Gaurav

> On Jan 5, 2016, at 11:02 AM, Siyuan Hua <siyuan@datatorrent.com> wrote:
> I can think of 3 use case:
> 1. I want to expose some runtime property through REST API (isAlive,
> isWaiting etc)

When you say runtime properties, do they not automatically qualify for being transient?

> 2. Some properties need to be set only once at the beginning of the
> application based on some condition (we don't need checkpoint such kind of
> properties)

How would recovery work?

> 3. Some properties are calculated in AM(definePartition etc.). They are not
> necessarily checkpointable but need to be serialized to individual instance.
Again same question, how would recovery work?

> It may only have negligible improvement in performance, but it helps to
> understand the scope of the state of the operator: Not all non-transient
> state needs to be persistent.
> Any thoughts?

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