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From "Matei Zaharia (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-5185) Upate thread in FairScheduler runs too frequently
Date Mon, 09 Feb 2009 07:32:59 GMT

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Matei Zaharia commented on HADOOP-5185:
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As a temporary fix, feel free to submit a patch that scales up the interval based on cluster
size or heartbeat interval. Or, if there's a way to make getTotalSlots non-synchronized or
cache its result, we should do that, as there is no reason to call this method all the time.

Incidentally, if we change the fair scheduler logic to not use deficits anymore (which I'm
proposing in HADOOP-4803 and seems like a better idea the more I think of it), the update
thread could start running much less frequently. The reason it runs so often now is to make
the deficit computations accurate so that we don't have too many tasks per job starting/finishing
in-between update calls. If we removed deficits, I think the main reason we'd need periodic
updates will be preemption, and that check can happen much less frequently.

> Upate thread in FairScheduler runs too frequently
> -------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-5185
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-5185
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: contrib/fair-share
>            Reporter: Vinod K V
>
> The UpdateThread in FairScheduler runs every 500ms (hardcoded). This proves to be very
costly when running large clusters. UpdateThread tries to acquire lock on JT object every
that often and so seriously affects HeartBeat processing besides everything else. The update
interval should be a function of the cluster size. Or in the minimum it should be configurable
and by default should be set to a reasonably high default value.

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