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From "Amar Kamat (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3333) job failing because of reassigning same tasktracker to failing tasks
Date Fri, 02 May 2008 13:04:55 GMT

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Amar Kamat commented on HADOOP-3333:
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bq. reduce tasks failing on marginal TaskTrackers
What do you mean by this?
bq. repeatedly to the same TaskTrackers (probably because it is the only available slot)
No. It will assign to the same tasktracker only under the conditions Arun mentioned or only
after the TIP was tried on all the machines.
Can you provide more details as to how to reproduce this problem, how many nodes were there
in the cluster and what was the overall behaviour of the job in terms of failures.

> job failing because of reassigning same tasktracker to failing tasks
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-3333
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-3333
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: mapred
>    Affects Versions: 0.16.3
>            Reporter: Christian Kunz
>            Priority: Blocker
>
> We have a long running a job in a 2nd atttempt. Previous job was failing and current
jobs risks to fail as well, because  reduce tasks failing on marginal TaskTrackers are assigned
repeatedly to the same TaskTrackers (probably because it is the only available slot), eventually
running out of attempts.
> Reduce tasks should be assigned to the same TaskTrackers at most twice, or TaskTrackers
need to get some better smarts to find  failing hardware.
> BTW, mapred.reduce.max.attempts=12, which is high, but does not help in this case.

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