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From Arun C Murthy <ar...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: Meaning of "Data-local map tasks" in the web status gui to MapReduce
Date Tue, 20 May 2008 17:06:15 GMT

On May 20, 2008, at 9:03 AM, Saptarshi Guha wrote:

> Hello,
> 	Does the "Data-local map tasks" counter mean the number of tasks  
> that the had the input data already present on the machine on they  
> are running on? i.e the wasn't a need to ship the data to them.

Yes.  Your understanding is correct.

More specifically it means that the map-task got scheduled on a  
machine on which one of the replicas of it's input-split-block was  
present and was served by the datanode running on that machine. *smile*

Arun

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