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From "Ahmed Radwan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MAPREDUCE-4469) Resource calculation in child tasks is CPU-heavy
Date Mon, 06 Aug 2012 23:03:05 GMT

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Ahmed Radwan commented on MAPREDUCE-4469:
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I agree Todd, thanks! Another simpler alternative to the patch I uploaded above can be to
optionally only report these resource counters at the end, instead of calculating and reporting
them with every update. I agree that having a continuous update of these counters is more
useful, but I adding an option to only report them at the end can be a good compromise too.
What do you think?
                
> Resource calculation in child tasks is CPU-heavy
> ------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAPREDUCE-4469
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-4469
>             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: performance, task
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.3
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: Ahmed Radwan
>         Attachments: MAPREDUCE-4469.patch
>
>
> In doing some benchmarking on a hadoop-1 derived codebase, I noticed that each of the
child tasks was doing a ton of syscalls. Upon stracing, I noticed that it's spending a lot
of time looping through all the files in /proc to calculate resource usage.
> As a test, I added a flag to disable use of the ResourceCalculatorPlugin within the tasks.
On a CPU-bound 500G-sort workload, this improved total job runtime by about 10% (map slot-seconds
by 14%, reduce slot seconds by 8%)

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