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From "Owen O'Malley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-4035) Modify the capacity scheduler (HADOOP-3445) to schedule tasks based on memory requirements and task trackers free memory
Date Mon, 27 Oct 2008 13:18:44 GMT

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Owen O'Malley commented on HADOOP-4035:
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Now that we are doing this for 0.20, the memory configuration should be changed to be a fraction
for physical RAM. Ie. mapred.tasktracker.memory.max-fraction which takes a float and computes
the maximum. Operations teams don't want to specify the memory on each machine. They want
to have a global configuration for all of the slaves.

It is important to report this total to the JT, so that it can be displayed and/or used by
the scheduler. If you want to include the redundant information about the allocated information
that is ok. But the max available should be sent too.

Defining a cluster configurable limit for the max memory for any task is fine.

> Modify the capacity scheduler (HADOOP-3445) to schedule tasks based on memory requirements
and task trackers free memory
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-4035
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-4035
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: contrib/capacity-sched
>    Affects Versions: 0.19.0
>            Reporter: Hemanth Yamijala
>            Assignee: Vinod K V
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 0.20.0
>
>         Attachments: 4035.1.patch, HADOOP-4035-20080918.1.txt, HADOOP-4035-20081006.1.txt,
HADOOP-4035-20081006.txt, HADOOP-4035-20081008.txt
>
>
> HADOOP-3759 introduced configuration variables that can be used to specify memory requirements
for jobs, and also modified the tasktrackers to report their free memory. The capacity scheduler
in HADOOP-3445 should schedule tasks based on these parameters. A task that is scheduled on
a TT that uses more than the default amount of memory per slot can be viewed as effectively
using more than one slot, as it would decrease the amount of free memory on the TT by more
than the default amount while it runs. The scheduler should make the used capacity account
for this additional usage while enforcing limits, etc.

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