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From "paul sutter (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-259) map output http client does not timeout
Date Tue, 30 May 2006 15:50:30 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-259?page=comments#action_12413846 ] 

paul sutter commented on HADOOP-259:

Moving to 1.5 is fine for us, in fact I recommend it.

> map output http client does not timeout
> ---------------------------------------
>          Key: HADOOP-259
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-259
>      Project: Hadoop
>         Type: Bug

>   Components: mapred
>     Versions: 0.3
>     Reporter: Owen O'Malley
>     Assignee: Owen O'Malley
>      Fix For: 0.3

> The new map output http client uses java.net.URLConnection to fetch the data file. However
under Java 1.4 there is no way to specify a timeout and it is set to infinite (or if not infinite
at least 12 hours).  This causes reduce tasks to get "stuck" in the "reduce > copy" phase
even after the "Task failed to report status for 600 seconds. Killing." message.
> I will add the code in the ReduceTaskRunner to make sure that copies in-flight don't
get stuck, but this is another point where a switch to java 1.5 would be helpful. Under 1.5
I could set the timeout on the connection and the read would timeout after the given interval
and my entire change would be local to MapOutputLocation.copyFile.
> For now, I'll assume that we need to maintain support for 1.4 and make the corresponding
fix, but I'm grumbling...

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