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From "Matei Zaharia (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MAPREDUCE-707) Provide a jobconf property for explicitly assigning a job to a pool
Date Tue, 03 Nov 2009 03:55:59 GMT

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Matei Zaharia commented on MAPREDUCE-707:
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I should also add that my original intent in the JIRA was to have a separate way of setting
the pool that doesn't require using the mapred.fairscheduler.poolnameproperty. This way, users
could set poolnameproperty to something else (e.g. group.name for a Unix group). However,
I think it's overkill to add a second way of setting the pool name, so I'd be okay with just
a patch to mapred-default.xml if that works.

> Provide a jobconf property for explicitly assigning a job to a pool
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAPREDUCE-707
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-707
>             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: contrib/fair-share
>            Reporter: Matei Zaharia
>            Priority: Trivial
>
> A common use case of the fair scheduler is to have one pool per user, but then to define
some special pools for various production jobs, import jobs, etc. Therefore, it would be nice
if jobs went by default to the pool of the user who submitted them, but there was a setting
to explicitly place a job in another pool. Today, this can be achieved through a sort of trick
in the JobConf:
> {code}
> <property>
>   <name>mapred.fairscheduler.poolnameproperty</name>
>   <value>pool.name</value>
> </property>
> <property>
>   <name>pool.name</name>
>   <value>${user.name}</value>
> </property>
> {code}
> This JIRA proposes to add a property called mapred.fairscheduler.pool that allows a job
to be placed directly into a pool, avoiding the need for this trick.

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