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From Sandy Ryza <sandy.r...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Non data-local scheduling
Date Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:31:56 GMT
Ah, I was going off the Fair Scheduler equivalent, didn't realize they were
different.  In that case you might try setting it to something like half
the nodes in the cluster.

Nodes are constantly heartbeating to the Resource Manager.  When a node
heartbeats, the scheduler checks to see whether the node has any free
space, and, if it does, offers it to an application.  From the
application's perspective, this offer is a "scheduling opportunity". Each
application will pass up yarn.scheduler.capacity.node-locality-delay before
placing a container on a non-local node.


On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 10:36 AM, André Hacker <andrephacker@gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks, but I can't set this to a fraction, it wants to see an integer.
> My documentation is slightly different:
> "Number of missed scheduling opportunities after which the
> CapacityScheduler attempts to schedule rack-local containers. Typically
> this should be set to number of racks in the cluster, this feature is
> disabled by default, set to -1."
> I set it to 1 and now I had 33 data local and 11 rack local tasks, which
> is a better, but still not optimal.
> Couldn't find a good description of what this feature means (what is a
> scheduling opportunity, how many are there?). It does not seem to be in the
> current documentation
> http://hadoop.apache.org/docs/current/hadoop-yarn/hadoop-yarn-site/CapacityScheduler.html
> 2013/10/3 Sandy Ryza <sandy.ryza@cloudera.com>
>> Hi Andre,
>> Try setting yarn.scheduler.capacity.node-locality-delay to a number
>> between 0 and 1.  This will turn on delay scheduling - here's the doc on
>> how this works:
>> For applications that request containers on particular nodes, the number
>> of scheduling opportunities since the last container assignment to wait
>> before accepting a placement on another node. Expressed as a float between
>> 0 and 1, which, as a fraction of the cluster size, is the number of
>> scheduling opportunities to pass up. The default value of -1.0 means don't
>> pass up any scheduling opportunities.
>> -Sandy
>> On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:57 AM, André Hacker <andrephacker@gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I have a 25 node cluster, running hadoop 2.1.0-beta, with capacity
>>> scheduler (default settings for scheduler) and replication factor 3.
>>> I have exclusive access to the cluster to run a benchmark job and I
>>> wonder why there are so few data-local and so many rack-local maps.
>>> The input format calculates 44 input splits and 44 map tasks, however,
>>> it seems to be random how many of them are processed data locally. Here the
>>> counters of my last tries:
>>> data-local / rack-local:
>>> Test 1: data-local:15 rack-local: 29
>>> Test 2: data-local:18 rack-local: 26
>>> I don't understand why there is not always 100% data local. This should
>>> not be a problem since the blocks of my input file are distributed over all
>>> nodes.
>>> Maybe someone can give me a hint.
>>> Thanks,
>>> André Hacker, TU Berlin

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