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From "Thomas Demoor (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HADOOP-12878) Impersonate hosts in s3a for better data locality handling
Date Thu, 03 Mar 2016 13:39:18 GMT
Thomas Demoor created HADOOP-12878:
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             Summary: Impersonate hosts in s3a for better data locality handling
                 Key: HADOOP-12878
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-12878
             Project: Hadoop Common
          Issue Type: Sub-task
            Reporter: Thomas Demoor
            Assignee: Thomas Demoor


Currently, {{localhost}} is passed as locality for each block, causing all blocks involved
in job to initially target the same node (RM), before being moved by the scheduler (to a rack-local
node). This reduces parallelism for jobs (with short-lived mappers). 

We should mimic Azures implementation: a config setting {{fs.s3a.block.location.impersonatedhost}}
where the user can enter the list of hostnames in the cluster to return to {{getFileBlockLocations}}.


Possible optimization: for larger systems, it might be better to return N (5?) random hostnames
to prevent passing a huge array (the downstream code assumes size = O(3)).



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