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From Steve Lewis <lordjoe2...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How do I diagnose a really slow copy
Date Fri, 04 Nov 2011 19:26:08 GMT
The task has been running several hours and the map phase is essentially a
null mapper - rewrite the key and value stored by an earlier reducer. There
is no firewall - the entire job is running on an internal cluster -
admitted launched from my local box on the company network - it is running
WAY slower than jobs previously run on the same hardware and I
suspect something is wring but lack the tools to even start diagnosing the

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 9:07 AM, Harsh J <harsh@cloudera.com> wrote:

> Steve,
> The copy phase may start early, and the slow copy could also just be due
> to unavailability of completed map outputs at this stage. Does your
> question eliminate that case here?
> I'd also check the network speeds you get between two slave nodes, and if
> your TaskTracker logs are indicating issues transferring map output
> requests via HTTP.
> Also, do you run any form of network filtering stuff, firewalls, etc. that
> may be working at the packet levels? I've seen it cause slowdowns before,
> but am not too sure if that's the case here.
> On 04-Nov-2011, at 8:50 PM, Steve Lewis wrote:
> I have been finding a that my cluster is running abnormally slowly
> A typical reduce task reports
> reduce > copy (113 of 431 at 0.07 MB/s)
> 70 kb / second is a truely dreadful rate and tasks are running much slower
> under hadoop than the
> same code on a the same operations on a single box -
> Where do I look to find why IO operations might  be so slow??
> --
> Steven M. Lewis PhD

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