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From "Ning Zhang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HIVE-1139) GroupByOperator sometimes throws OutOfMemory error when there are too many distinct keys
Date Mon, 08 Feb 2010 20:29:27 GMT

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Ning Zhang commented on HIVE-1139:
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GroupByOperator uses HashMap's size() and iterator() API, which is not supported by HashMapWrapper
right now. We should extended HashMapWrapper to support those. 

> GroupByOperator sometimes throws OutOfMemory error when there are too many distinct keys
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-1139
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-1139
>             Project: Hadoop Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Ning Zhang
>            Assignee: Ning Zhang
>
> When a partial aggregation performed on a mapper, a HashMap is created to keep all distinct
keys in main memory. This could leads to OOM exception when there are too many distinct keys
for a particular mapper. A workaround is to set the map split size smaller so that each mapper
takes less number of rows. A better solution is to use the persistent HashMapWrapper (currently
used in CommonJoinOperator) to spill overflow rows to disk. 

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