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From Lewis John Mcgibbney <lewis.mcgibb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to Access a Mapper and Reducer Counters (cont'd???)
Date Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:08:00 GMT

So I was working on this again. To display all counters from a
currently running job I've been doing

Collection<String> mapTaskCounterGroups =

When I print these values to std out this gives me the following;
[FileSystemCounters, org.apache.hadoop.mapred.Task$Counter,

So when I do

int mapFileSystemCounter = currentJob.getCounters().getGroup

and print the values of each to std out I am getting

[FileSystemCounters, org.apache.hadoop.mapred.Task$Counter,
FileSystem Counters: 2
MapRed Counters: 8
Input Counters: 0
Output Counters: 1
Total Counters: 12

This is not making sense to me...

Can anyone please help me understand where the missing counter is in
the map job?

Thanks in advance for any help on this one, it is greatly appreciated.


On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 10:36 PM, Lewis John Mcgibbney
<lewis.mcgibbney@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am attempting to access the number of output records in a map task
> and therefore turned to the o.a.h.mapreduce.Job#getCounters() API and
> attempted to do something like this
> String mapTaskOutputCounterName = MAP_OUTPUT_RECORDS;
> ...
> Counters counter = currentJob.getCounters();
> ...
> counter.getGroup(mapTaskOutputCounterName).size();
> However this always gave me 0 when I attempted to push this value to
> LOG output. I therefore searched on the list archives and came across
> this rather interesting thread [0] which eventually leads to
> MAPREDUCE-3520[1] highlighting the need for a new interface for
> metrics to be exchanged between maps and reduces.
> I need to be honest here and say that the integer value I am after is
> rather trivial in its purpose (it compliments some simple logging
> within Nutch 2.x) however it would be great if someone could provide
> me with the code to obtain the correct counter group (e.g.
> MAP_OUTPUT_RECORDS) from within the Job Counters.
> Thank you very much in advance for any help which comes this way.
> Lewis
> [0] http://www.mail-archive.com/mapreduce-user@hadoop.apache.org/msg03724.html
> [1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-3520
> --
> Lewis


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