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From Paul Rogers <prog...@maprtech.com>
Subject Question re "obscure" Drill scripts
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:48:53 GMT
Hi All,

The Drill-on-YARN (DoY) stuff will include some much-needed clean-up of the Drill scripts
in $DRILL_HOME/bin, so I need to retest all the scripts. Three scripts seem pretty obscure.
But, let’s start with the known ones.

The “primary” scripts seem to be:

drillbit.sh — User command to start/stop/monitor a Drill daemon
drill-config.sh — Internal script to set up the Drill launch environment.
runbit — Internal script to build up the Java command line for a drillbit and run it.
sqlline — User script to launch SqlLine.

One question that immediately pops to mind: why do some scripts use “.sh” and some not?
One could argue that user-commands should omit the .sh as sqlline does. But drillbit.sh uses
.sh. And, the purely internal drill-config.sh and runbit made opposing choices… Just an
artifact, or is there some subtle pattern?

There are various wrappers around sqlline as described in the Apache Drill docs: https://drill.apache.org/docs/starting-drill-in-distributed-mode/
and https://drill.apache.org/docs/starting-drill-on-linux-and-mac-os-x/

drill-conf — Wrapper for sqlline, uses drill config to find Drill. Seems this one needs
fixing to use a config other than the hard-coded $DRILL_HOME/conf location.
drill-embedded — Starts a drill “embedded” in SqlLine, using a local ZK.
drill-localhost — Wrapper for sqlline, uses a local ZK.

Then there are three very obscure scripts. What do these do, and, more importantly, are they
still used?

drillbit — Appears to be a analog of drillbit.sh, but seems patterned for some system with
which I’m not familiar. It also assumes Drill is installed in /opt/drill. Any ideas?
dumpcat — Runs an undocumented DumpCat Java class. The only mentions of this on Apache Drill
are two JIRA entries.
submit-plan — Appears to directly submit a physical plan. Documented only in a JIRA: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DRILL-2107

Thanks,

- Paul



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