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From Steve Lewis <lordjoe2...@gmail.com>
Subject What is the cost of using a counter
Date Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:48:41 GMT
I have several counters that I maintain to allow me to keep statistics on
critical operations. I have my code incrementing the counters in an inner
partly to make sure my job is not killed for not making progress. It would
be very easy to keep an internal counter and increment the Hadoop value
less frequently.  Assuming
I am currently incrementing a counter several million times in a reduce
task- is this costing me performance and would I be better off incrementing
less frequently

Steven M. Lewis PhD
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