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From "Arun C Murthy (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3140) JobTracker should not try to promote a (map) task if it does not write to DFS at all
Date Wed, 02 Apr 2008 06:15:24 GMT

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Arun C Murthy commented on HADOOP-3140:
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{quote}
1) Task.done() method checks if the task has data to be promoted and passes this info to the
TaskTracker via the TaskTracker.done() api.
2) If there is no data to promote, the TaskTracker sets the task status as SUCCEEDED or FAILED
depending on whether the task succeeds or fails.
{quote}

+1

In addition, we should discard outputs of failed tasks in TaskTracker.Child.main if feasible
in the 'finally' clause in TaskTracker.Child.main. Then we could just set the status to 'FAILED/KILLED'
and relieve of the need to discard outputs in a lot of cases. We could go further and do the
same in the TT too to ensure that the JT only needs to promote outputs of successful tasks...
clearly it needs some careful thought.



> JobTracker should not try to promote a (map) task if it does not write to DFS at all
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-3140
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-3140
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: mapred
>            Reporter: Runping Qi
>
> In most cases, map tasks do not write to dfs.
> Thus, when they complete, they should not be put into commit_pending queue at all.
> This will improve the task promotion significantly.
>  

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