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From Arun C Murthy <...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: task jvm bootstrapping via distributed cache
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2012 06:39:31 GMT
Stan,

 You can ask TT to create a symlink to your jar shipped via DistCache:
 http://hadoop.apache.org/common/docs/r1.0.3/mapred_tutorial.html#DistributedCache

 That should give you what you want.

hth,
Arun

On Jul 30, 2012, at 3:23 PM, Stan Rosenberg wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I am seeking a way to leverage hadoop's distributed cache in order to
> ship jars that are required to bootstrap a task's jvm, i.e., before a
> map/reduce task is launched.
> As a concrete example, let's say that I need to launch with
> '-javaagent:/path/profiler.jar'.  In theory, the task tracker is
> responsible for downloading cached files onto its local filesystem.
> However, the absolute path to a given cached file is not known a
> priori; however, we need the path in order to configure '-javaagent'.
> 
> Is this currently possible with the distributed cache? If not, is the
> use case appealing enough to open a jira ticket?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> stan

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Arun C. Murthy
Hortonworks Inc.
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