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From "David Bowen (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (HADOOP-132) An API for reporting performance metrics
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2006 19:09:09 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-132?page=all ]

David Bowen updated HADOOP-132:
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    Attachment: javadoc.tgz

Here is an updated API, incorporating the feedback I've received so far.  The main
changes are 

   (1) Ganglia support is included - this doesn't really affect the API, but the javadoc describes
the configuration options which might be of interest.

   (2) The SPI (service provider interface) is now in a separate package, and it does most
of the implementation work so that implementation packages (like the file and ganglia sub-packages)
can be quite small.

  (3) The unbuffered option has been removed.  This means that developers can use the API
freely in inner-loops without the concern that metric reporting might be configured to emit
data on every update.  The data will just be stored in an internal table, and the table will
only be sent periodically to the metrics server.



> An API for reporting performance metrics
> ----------------------------------------
>
>          Key: HADOOP-132
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-132
>      Project: Hadoop
>         Type: New Feature

>     Reporter: David Bowen
>  Attachments: javadoc.tgz, javadoc.tgz
>
> I'd like to propose adding an API for reporting performance metrics.  I will post some
javadoc as soon as I figure out how to do so.  The idea is for the API to be sufficiently
abstract that various different implementations can be plugged in.  In particular, there would
be one that just writes the metric data to a file, and another that sends metrics to Ganglia.
 It would also be possible to plug in an implementation that can support high-frequency (say,
per-second) sending of fairly large amounts of data (up to hundreds of metrics) across the
network.
> I'd be very interested in people's thoughts about what the requirements should be for
such an API.
> - David Bowen

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