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From "Hadoop QA (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-5589) TupleWritable: Lift implicit limit on the number of values that can be stored
Date Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:03:47 GMT

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Hadoop QA commented on HADOOP-5589:
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-1 overall.  Here are the results of testing the latest attachment 
  http://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12405766/HADOOP-5589-4.patch
  against trunk revision 767331.

    +1 @author.  The patch does not contain any @author tags.

    +1 tests included.  The patch appears to include 3 new or modified tests.

    +1 javadoc.  The javadoc tool did not generate any warning messages.

    +1 javac.  The applied patch does not increase the total number of javac compiler warnings.

    +1 findbugs.  The patch does not introduce any new Findbugs warnings.

    +1 Eclipse classpath. The patch retains Eclipse classpath integrity.

    +1 release audit.  The applied patch does not increase the total number of release audit
warnings.

    -1 core tests.  The patch failed core unit tests.

    +1 contrib tests.  The patch passed contrib unit tests.

Test results: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Hadoop-Patch-vesta.apache.org/223/testReport/
Findbugs warnings: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Hadoop-Patch-vesta.apache.org/223/artifact/trunk/build/test/findbugs/newPatchFindbugsWarnings.html
Checkstyle results: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Hadoop-Patch-vesta.apache.org/223/artifact/trunk/build/test/checkstyle-errors.html
Console output: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Hadoop-Patch-vesta.apache.org/223/console

This message is automatically generated.

> TupleWritable: Lift implicit limit on the number of values that can be stored
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-5589
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-5589
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: mapred
>    Affects Versions: 0.19.1
>            Reporter: Jingkei Ly
>            Assignee: Jingkei Ly
>         Attachments: HADOOP-5589-1.patch, HADOOP-5589-2.patch, HADOOP-5589-3.patch, HADOOP-5589-4.patch
>
>
> TupleWritable uses an instance field of the primitive type, long, which I presume is
so that it can quickly determine if a position has been written to in its array of Writables
(by using bit-shifting operations on the long field). The problem with this is that it implies
that there is a maximum limit of 64 values you can store in a TupleWritable.
> An example of a use-case where I think this would be a problem is if you had two MR jobs
with over 64 reduces tasks and you wanted to join the outputs with CompositeInputFormat  -
this will probably cause unexpected results in the current scheme.
> At the very least, the 64-value limit should be documented in TupleWritable.

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