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From "Andy Isaacson (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (MAPREDUCE-2374) "Text File Busy" errors launching MR tasks
Date Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:05:59 GMT

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Andy Isaacson commented on MAPREDUCE-2374:
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The fix has been merged to branch-1, but unfortunately not to branch-1.1, so it's not included
in the 1.1.1 release which is currently being voted on.
                
> "Text File Busy" errors launching MR tasks
> ------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MAPREDUCE-2374
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-2374
>             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 0.22.0
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: Andy Isaacson
>             Fix For: 0.23.3, 2.0.2-alpha
>
>         Attachments: failed_taskjvmsh.strace, mapreduce-2374-2.txt, mapreduce-2374-branch-1.patch,
mapreduce-2374-on-20sec.txt, mapreduce-2374.txt, mapreduce-2374.txt, mapreduce-2374.txt, successfull_taskjvmsh.strace
>
>
> Some very small percentage of tasks fail with a "Text file busy" error.
> The following was the original diagnosis:
> {quote}
> Our use of PrintWriter in TaskController.writeCommand is unsafe, since that class swallows
all IO exceptions. We're not currently checking for errors, which I'm seeing result in occasional
task failures with the message "Text file busy" - assumedly because the close() call is failing
silently for some reason.
> {quote}
> .. but turned out to be another issue as well (see below)

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