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From "Gopal V (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (MAPREDUCE-4755) Rewrite MapOutputBuffer to use direct buffers & allow parallel sort+collect
Date Sat, 27 Oct 2012 08:39:15 GMT

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Gopal V updated MAPREDUCE-4755:
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    Attachment: 0001-first-cut-of-MMapOutputBuffer.patch

A address hungry version of MMapOutputBuffer
                
> Rewrite MapOutputBuffer to use direct buffers & allow parallel sort+collect
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAPREDUCE-4755
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-4755
>             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 3.0.0
>         Environment: Ubuntu 12.10 x86_64 (Bulldozer 8-core)
>            Reporter: Gopal V
>            Assignee: Gopal V
>              Labels: optimization, sort
>         Attachments: 0001-first-cut-of-MMapOutputBuffer.patch
>
>
> The MapOutputBuffer has been written with a very severe constraint on the amount of memory
it can consume. This results in code that has to page-in & page-out (i.e spill) data as
it passes through the map buffers.
> With the advent of the java.nio package, there is a fast and portable MMap alternative
to handling your own buffers. This exists outside the GC space of Java and yet provides decently
fast memory access to all the data.
> The suggestion is that using mmap() direct buffers can be faster when a spill is involved
and simpler than the current spill logic, when given enough address space & uses the buffer
caches to deliver best effort I/O.

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