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From "dhruba borthakur (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (MAPREDUCE-936) Allow a load difference in fairshare scheduler
Date Sat, 29 Aug 2009 00:00:32 GMT

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dhruba borthakur updated MAPREDUCE-936:
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> Allow a load difference in fairshare scheduler
> ----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAPREDUCE-936
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-936
>             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: contrib/fair-share
>            Reporter: Zheng Shao
>         Attachments: MAPREDUCE-936.1.patch
>
>
> The problem we are facing: It takes a long time for all tasks of a job to get scheduled
on the cluster, even if the cluster is almost empty.
> There are two reasons that together lead to this situation:
> 1. The load factor makes sure each TT runs the same number of tasks. (This is the part
that this patch tries to change).
> 2. The scheduler tries to schedule map tasks locally (first node-local, then rack-local).
There is a wait time (mapred.fairscheduler.localitywait.node and mapred.fairscheduler.localitywait.rack,
both are around 10 sec in our conf), and accumulated wait time (JobInfo.localityWait). The
accumulated wait time is reset to 0 whenever a non-local map task is scheduled. That means
it takes N * wait_time to schedule N non-local map tasks.
> Because of 1, a lot of TT will not be able to take more tasks, even if they have free
slots. As a result, a lot of the map tasks cannot be scheduled locally.
> Because of 2, it's really hard to schedule a non-local task.
> As a result, sometimes we are seeing that it takes more than 2 minutes to schedule all
the mappers of a job.

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