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From Hemanth Yamijala <yhema...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Speculative Execution and Streaming
Date Fri, 28 May 2010 09:57:58 GMT

> Does anybody know whether or not speculative execution works with Hadoop
> streaming?
> If so, I have a script that does not appear to ever launch redundant mappers
> for the slow performers. This may be due to the fact that each mapper
> quickly reports (inaccurately) that it is 100% complete. I am using the
> NLineInputFormat and each mapper gets 17 lines of input. Each line requires
> a lot of computation. It appears that all 17 lines immediately get counted
> as being processed early on. Is there anyway to report or force accurate
> completion stats? Could this explain why speculative execution never gets
> triggered?

I am wondering if you are hitting

In M/R pipes jobs, the map task progress moves to 100% as soon as the
input is read, because the processing happens asynchronously. As
Sreekanth notes, this would result in speculation not working as


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