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From Mu Qiao <qiao...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Why is Spilled Records always equal to Map output records
Date Tue, 14 Jul 2009 01:32:44 GMT
Thank you. But why need map outputs to be written to disk at least once? I
think my io.sort.mb is large enough to do in-memory operations. Could you
provide me some information about it?

On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 1:27 AM, Owen O'Malley <omalley@apache.org> wrote:

> On Jul 12, 2009, at 3:55 AM, Mu Qiao wrote:
>  I notice it from the web console after I've tried to run serveral jobs.
>> Every one of the jobs has the number of Spilled Records equal to Map
>> output
>> records, even if there are only 5 map output records
> This is good. The map outputs need to be written to disk at least once. So
> if they are equal, things are fitting in memory. If multiple passes are
> needed, you'll see 2x or more spilled records.
>  In the reduce phase, there are also spilled records which is equal to
>> reduce
>> input records.
> This is reasonable, although 0.19 and 0.20 don't need to spill the records
> in the reduce at all, if you make the buffer big enough.
> -- Owen

Best wishes,
Qiao Mu

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