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From "Pete Wyckoff (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3628) Add a lifecycle interface for Hadoop components: namenodes, job clients, etc.
Date Fri, 15 Aug 2008 14:47:44 GMT

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Pete Wyckoff commented on HADOOP-3628:
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Hi Steve,

I was looking at adding a set of base RPC services to the NameNode via thrift for exactly
this reason. This would of course include the ability to add REST API, but also well defined
APIs in perl, python, java etc.  It will be fairly easy by adding thrifts base services contrib
class fb303 which exposes things like ping, aliveSince, .... I was actually waiting for this
patch to try adding the APIs after this.

> Add a lifecycle interface for Hadoop components: namenodes, job clients, etc.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-3628
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-3628
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: dfs, mapred
>    Affects Versions: 0.19.0
>            Reporter: Steve Loughran
>            Assignee: Steve Loughran
>         Attachments: AbstractHadoopComponent.java, hadoop-3628.patch, hadoop-3628.patch,
hadoop-3628.patch, hadoop-3628.patch, hadoop-3628.patch, hadoop-3628.patch, hadoop-3628.patch
>
>
> I'd like to propose we have a standard interface for hadoop components, the things that
get started or stopped when you bring up a namenode. currently, some of these classes have
a stop() or shutdown() method, with no standard name/interface, but no way of seeing if they
are live, checking their health of shutting them down reliably. Indeed, there is a tendency
for the spawned threads to not want to die; to require the entire process to be killed to
stop the workers. 
> Having a standard interface would make it easier for 
>  * management tools to manage the different things
>  * monitoring the state of things
>  * subclassing
> The latter is interesting as right now TaskTracker and JobTracker start up threads in
their constructor; that's very dangerous as subclasses may have their methods called before
they are full initialised. Adding this interface would be the right time to clean up the startup
process so that subclassing is less risky.

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