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From "Chandni Singh (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (APEXMALHAR-2063) Integrate WAL to FS WindowDataManager
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2016 21:59:20 GMT

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Chandni Singh commented on APEXMALHAR-2063:
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[~sandesh]
You plan to keep data of just one window? To me this doesn't look like a use case where you
need to use WindowDataManager at all.

Adding this api or its implementation in WindowDataManager is not a problem. However, when
implementing it with a wal at the backend, these methods are costly.  Therefore, they need
to be used sparingly and not every endWindow().


> Integrate WAL to FS WindowDataManager
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: APEXMALHAR-2063
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/APEXMALHAR-2063
>             Project: Apache Apex Malhar
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Chandni Singh
>            Assignee: Chandni Singh
>
> FS Window Data Manager is used to save meta-data that helps in replaying tuples every
completed application window after failure. For this it saves meta-data in a file per window.
Having multiple small size files on hdfs cause issues as highlighted here:
> http://blog.cloudera.com/blog/2009/02/the-small-files-problem/
> Instead FS Window Data Manager can utilize the WAL to write data and maintain a mapping
of how much data was flushed to WAL each window. 
> In order to use FileSystemWAL for replaying data of a finished window, there are few
changes made to FileSystemWAL this is because of following:
> 1. WindowDataManager needs to reply data of every finished window. This window may not
be checkpointed. 
> FileSystemWAL truncates the WAL file to the checkpointed point after recovery so this
poses a problem. 
> WindowDataManager should be able to control recovery of FileSystemWAL.
> 2.  FileSystemWAL writes to temporary files. The mapping of temp files to actual file
is part of its state which is checkpointed. Since WindowDataManager replays data of a window
not yet checkpointed, it needs to know the actual temporary file the data is being persisted
to.



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