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From "Michael Bieniosek (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HADOOP-1313) JobInProgress should be public (or implement a public interface)
Date Tue, 01 May 2007 23:28:15 GMT
JobInProgress should be public (or implement a public interface)
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                 Key: HADOOP-1313
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1313
             Project: Hadoop
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: mapred
            Reporter: Michael Bieniosek


I'm trying to get programmatic access to hadoop job/task status through the JobTracker api.

I notice that JobTracker returns a JobInProgress object in several public methods (runningJobs,
getJob).  However, JobInProgress is a package-access class.  So, oddly, I can get JobTracker.getJob(),
but I can't store the result as a JobInProgress (I suppose I could store it as an Object,
but then I couldn't upcast it back).  

The JobInProgress object gives me useful information about jobs, so I don't think making runningJobs/getJob
not public is a good idea.  I get the idea from HADOOP-28 that JobInProgress is not public
because nobody wants to maintain compatibility in this class across hadoop versions.  

So it would probably be best if we created public interfaces that JobInProgress and TaskInProgress
implement.  I only care about the accessors, so maybe from JobInProgress we could expose (getProfile,
getStatus, get*Time, {finished,desired,running}{Maps,Reduces}, getMapTasks, getCounters) and
from TaskInProgress (isRunning, isComplete, isFailed, isMapTask, numTaskFailures, numKilledTasks,
getProgress, getCounters).

Any thoughts?

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