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From "Chris Douglas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-2774) Add counters to show number of key/values that have been sorted and merged in the maps and reduces
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:30:44 GMT

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Chris Douglas commented on HADOOP-2774:

I haven't been through the rest of the code in detail, but the test case shouldn't need to
read/write so much data to test the spill counters.
* Would it work if you used a smaller io.sort.mb and calibrated the size of your data to trigger
a fixed number of spills? In the current version, spills should be triggered based on the
number of records, which is a property the test isn't controlling strictly.
* Why run the combiner? Isn't each word coming out of each map unique?
* It might be necessary to set mapred.child.java.opts explicitly to make sure the memory limit
stays fixed, even for different client configurations. Does it not work with mapred.job.shuffle.buffer.percent
= 0?
* The test cannot create its scratch directory in the working dir. It should use the test.build.data
property as the root for its temporary data. It should also clean up when the test completes.
* testCounters looks like a unit test and only emits log messages. It seems unnecessary and
less readable than putting the asserts inline with the unit test

> Add counters to show number of key/values that have been sorted and merged in the maps
and reduces
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-2774
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-2774
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Owen O'Malley
>            Assignee: Ravi Gummadi
>             Fix For: 0.20.0
>         Attachments: HADOOP-2774.patch, HADOOP-2774.patch, HADOOP-2774.patch
> For each *pass* of the sort and merge, I would like a count of the number of records.
So for example, if the map output 100 records and they were sorted once, the counter would
be 100. If it spilled twice and was merged together, it would be 200. Clearly in a multi-level
merge, it may not be a multiple of the number of map output records. This would let the users
easily see if they have values like io.sort.mb or io.sort.factor set too low.

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