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From "Dick King (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MAPREDUCE-323) Improve the way job history files are managed
Date Mon, 26 Jul 2010 23:43:21 GMT

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Dick King commented on MAPREDUCE-323:
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I would like to retract the suggestion that job history log file names be shortened during
the creation of the data base [see 5a in https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-323?focusedCommentId=12891928&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels%3Acomment-tabpanel#action_12891928
].

That's a race condition waiting to happen, and not really all that beneficial.

> Improve the way job history files are managed
> ---------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAPREDUCE-323
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-323
>             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: jobtracker
>    Affects Versions: 0.21.0, 0.22.0
>            Reporter: Amar Kamat
>            Assignee: Dick King
>            Priority: Critical
>
> Today all the jobhistory files are dumped in one _job-history_ folder. This can cause
problems when there is a need to search the history folder (job-recovery etc). It would be
nice if we group all the jobs under a _user_ folder. So all the jobs for user _amar_ will
go in _history-folder/amar/_. Jobs can be categorized using various features like _jobid,
date, jobname_ etc but using _username_ will make the search much more efficient and also
will not result into namespace explosion. 

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