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From "Vinod K V (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-5396) Queue ACLs should be refreshed without requiring a restart of the job tracker
Date Wed, 11 Mar 2009 10:59:50 GMT

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Vinod K V commented on HADOOP-5396:
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Here are the two alternatives I can think of:
 - Have queue configuration in hadoop-{default|site}.xml and reload only the queue related
properties. The pro for this proposal is no addition of new files and the con is that changes
in any parameters other than the queue related ones leads to a confusion - someone trying
to see the config file won't be able to make out the parameters in use by JT and those that
have changed.
 - Have a separate configuration file for queue configuration. This adds a new file to be
managed but it's very clear as to what the current state of configuration is. Any change needed
in queue configuration can be done separately without (accidentally) garbling up other parameters.

And two for the way in which the file can be reloaded, whether it's the hadoop-site.xml or
the separate config file:
 - Run a thread in JT every so often, and reload the config file if the modification time
changes.
 - Have a mradmin utility that asks the JT to reload the configuration. This involves adding
a new RPC in a new protocol that JT would implement.

My preference is to have a separate queue configuration file with a mradmin utility to reload
the configuration. I think it's clean this way. Thoughts?

> Queue ACLs should be refreshed without requiring a restart of the job tracker
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-5396
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-5396
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: mapred
>            Reporter: Hemanth Yamijala
>            Assignee: Vinod K V
>
> In large shared deployments of the M/R clusters, it is normal that new users will periodically
want to get access to some queues on the M/R framework. Requiring a JT restart for each such
change is operationally inconvenient and seems an overkill. There should be a way for updating
ACLs with new users without requiring a JT restart.

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