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Subject [jira] [Commented] (BEAM-2447) Reintroduce DoFn.ProcessContinuation
Date Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:35:00 GMT

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ASF GitHub Bot commented on BEAM-2447:
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Github user asfgit closed the pull request at:

    https://github.com/apache/beam/pull/3383


> Reintroduce DoFn.ProcessContinuation
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: BEAM-2447
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BEAM-2447
>             Project: Beam
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: sdk-java-core
>            Reporter: Eugene Kirpichov
>            Assignee: Eugene Kirpichov
>
> ProcessContinuation.resume() is useful for tailing files - when we reach current EOF,
we want to voluntarily suspend the process() call rather than wait for runner to checkpoint
us.
> In BEAM-1903, DoFn.ProcessContinuation was removed because there was ambiguity about
the semantics of resume() especially w.r.t. the following situation described in https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BGc8pM1GOvZhwR9SARSVte-20XEoBUxrGJ5gTWXdv3c/edit
: the runner has taken a checkpoint on the tracker, and then the ProcessElement call returns
resume() signaling that the work is still not done - then there's 2 checkpoints to deal with.
> Instead, the proper way to refine this semantics is:
> - After checkpoint() on a RestrictionTracker, the tracker MUST fail all subsequent tryClaim()
calls, and MUST succeed in checkDone().
> - After a failed tryClaim() call, the ProcessElement method MUST return stop()
> - So ProcessElement can return resume() only *instead* of doing tryClaim()
> - Then, if the runner has already taken a checkpoint but tracker has returned resume(),
we do not need to take a new checkpoint - the one already taken already accurately describes
the remainder of the work.



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