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From "Owen O'Malley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-654) jobs fail with some hardware/system failures on a small number of nodes
Date Thu, 30 Nov 2006 00:35:22 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-654?page=comments#action_12454504 ] 
Owen O'Malley commented on HADOOP-654:

We also need the web/ui for a job to list the black listed nodes for that job.

The job needs to be killed if there are no non-blacklisted task trackers.

> jobs fail with some hardware/system failures on a small number of nodes
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-654
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-654
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: mapred
>    Affects Versions: 0.7.2
>            Reporter: Yoram Arnon
>         Assigned To: Owen O'Malley
>            Priority: Minor
> occasionally, such as when the OS is out of some resource, a node fails only partly.
The node is up and running, the task tracker is running and sending heartbeats, but every
task fails because the tasktracker can't fork tasks or something.
> In these cases, that task tracker keeps getting assigned tasks to execute, and they all
> A couple of nodes like that and jobs start failing badly.
> The job tracker should avoid assigning tasks to tasktrackers that are misbehaving.
> simple approach: avoid tasktrackers that report many more failures than average (say
3X). Simply use the info sent by the TT.
> better but harder: track TT failures over time and:
>  1. avoid those that exhibit a high failure *rate*
>  2. tell them to shut down

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