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From Amareshwari Sriramadasu <amar...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: Could not find any valid local directory for task
Date Mon, 04 Aug 2008 05:10:39 GMT
The error "Could not find any valid local directory for task" means that 
the task could not find a local directory to write file, mostly because 
there is no enough space on any of the disks.

Thanks
Amareshwari

Shirley Cohen wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Does anyone know what the following error means?
>
> hadoop-0.16.4/logs/userlogs/task_200808021906_0002_m_000014_2]$ cat 
> syslog
> 2008-08-02 20:28:00,443 INFO org.apache.hadoop.metrics.jvm.JvmMetrics: 
> Initializing JVM Metrics with processName=MAP, sessionId=
> 2008-08-02 20:28:00,684 INFO org.apache.hadoop.mapred.MapTask: 
> numReduceTasks: 15
> 2008-08-02 20:30:08,594 WARN org.apache.hadoop.mapred.TaskTracker: 
> Error running child
> java.io.IOException
>         at 
> org.apache.hadoop.mapred.MapTask$MapOutputBuffer.flush(MapTask.java:719)
>         at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.MapTask.run(MapTask.java:209)
>         at 
> org.apache.hadoop.mapred.TaskTracker$Child.main(TaskTracker.java:2084)
> Caused by: org.apache.hadoop.util.DiskChecker$DiskErrorException: 
> Could not find any valid local directory for 
> task_200808021906_0002_m_000014_2/spill4.out
>
> Please let me know if you need more information about my setup.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Shirley


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