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From "Hadoop QA (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MAPREDUCE-1221) Kill tasks on a node if the free physical memory on that machine falls below a configured threshold
Date Mon, 01 Feb 2010 21:58:18 GMT

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Hadoop QA commented on MAPREDUCE-1221:
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+1 overall.  Here are the results of testing the latest attachment 
  http://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12431623/MAPREDUCE-1221-v2.patch
  against trunk revision 905008.

    +1 @author.  The patch does not contain any @author tags.

    +1 tests included.  The patch appears to include 3 new or modified tests.

    +1 javadoc.  The javadoc tool did not generate any warning messages.

    +1 javac.  The applied patch does not increase the total number of javac compiler warnings.

    +1 findbugs.  The patch does not introduce any new Findbugs warnings.

    +1 release audit.  The applied patch does not increase the total number of release audit
warnings.

    +1 core tests.  The patch passed core unit tests.

    +1 contrib tests.  The patch passed contrib unit tests.

Test results: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Mapreduce-Patch-h6.grid.sp2.yahoo.net/422/testReport/
Findbugs warnings: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Mapreduce-Patch-h6.grid.sp2.yahoo.net/422/artifact/trunk/build/test/findbugs/newPatchFindbugsWarnings.html
Checkstyle results: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Mapreduce-Patch-h6.grid.sp2.yahoo.net/422/artifact/trunk/build/test/checkstyle-errors.html
Console output: http://hudson.zones.apache.org/hudson/job/Mapreduce-Patch-h6.grid.sp2.yahoo.net/422/console

This message is automatically generated.

> Kill tasks on a node if the free physical memory on that machine falls below a configured
threshold
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAPREDUCE-1221
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-1221
>             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: tasktracker
>    Affects Versions: 0.22.0
>            Reporter: dhruba borthakur
>            Assignee: Scott Chen
>             Fix For: 0.22.0
>
>         Attachments: MAPREDUCE-1221-v1.patch, MAPREDUCE-1221-v2.patch
>
>
> The TaskTracker currently supports killing tasks if the virtual memory of a task exceeds
a set of configured thresholds. I would like to extend this feature to enable killing tasks
if the physical memory used by that task exceeds a certain threshold.
> On a certain operating system (guess?), if user space processes start using lots of memory,
the machine hangs and dies quickly. This means that we would like to prevent map-reduce jobs
from triggering this condition. From my understanding, the killing-based-on-virtual-memory-limits
(HADOOP-5883) were designed to address this problem. This works well when most map-reduce
jobs are Java jobs and have well-defined -Xmx parameters that specify the max virtual memory
for each task. On the other hand, if each task forks off mappers/reducers written in other
languages (python/php, etc), the total virtual memory usage of the process-subtree varies
greatly. In these cases, it is better to use kill-tasks-using-physical-memory-limits.

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