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From zsongbo <zson...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: best practice: mapred.local vs dfs drives
Date Sun, 05 Apr 2009 07:52:30 GMT
I usually set mapred.local.dir to share the disk space with DFS, since some
mapreduce job need big temp space.

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 8:36 PM, Craig Macdonald <craigm@dcs.gla.ac.uk>wrote:

> Hello all,
> Following recent hardware discussions, I thought I'd ask a related
> question. Our cluster nodes have 3 drives: 1x 160GB system/scratch and 2x
> 500GB DFS drives.
> The 160GB system drive is partitioned such that 100GB is for job
> mapred.local space. However, we find that for our application, mapred.local
> free space for map output space is the limiting parameter on the number of
> reducers we can have (our application prefers less reducers).
> How do people normally work for dfs vs mapred.local space. Do you (a) share
> the DFS drives with the task tracker temporary files, Or do you (b) keep
> them on separate partitions or drives?
> We originally went with (b) because it prevented a run-away job from eating
> all the DFS space on the machine, however, I'm beginning to realise the
> disadvantages.
> Any comments?
> Thanks
> Craig

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