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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, 14 Jun 2010 22:14:13 GMT

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Ning Zhang commented on HIVE-1139:
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Soundararajan, thanks for the contribution. However it seems the persistent hash map package
is under GNU v.3, which is not compatible with apache license. We also looked at other existing
open source packages before implementing our own HashMapWrapper. One of the problems we found
out then is the license compatibility issue. 

> 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: Arvind Prabhakar
>         Attachments: PersistentMap.zip
>
>
> 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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