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From "Daniel Dai (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (PIG-1313) PigServer leaks memory over time
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2010 17:14:27 GMT

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Daniel Dai commented on PIG-1313:
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Thanks, Bill,
Let's leave triggerDeleteOnFail. This is the thing we want to fix. I've opened another Jira
[PIG-1347|https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIG-1347] for that. This patch is good to
go and I will commit it shortly.

> PigServer leaks memory over time
> --------------------------------
>
>                 Key: PIG-1313
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIG-1313
>             Project: Pig
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: impl
>    Affects Versions: 0.7.0
>            Reporter: Bill Graham
>            Assignee: Bill Graham
>             Fix For: 0.8.0
>
>         Attachments: PIG-1313-0.4.0-1.patch, PIG-1313-1.patch, PIG-1313-1.patch, PIG-1313-2.patch,
PIG-1313-3.patch, PIG-1313-4.patch, Pig1313Reproducer.java
>
>
> When {{PigServer}} runs it creates temporary files using the {{FileLocalizer.getTemporaryPath(..)}}.
This static method creates and returns a handle to a temporary file (as an instance of {{ElementDescriptor}}).
The {{ElementDescriptors}} returned by this method are kept on a static {{Stack}} named {{toDelete}}.
The items on {{toDelete}} get removed by the {{FileLocalizer.deleteTempFile()}} method.
> The only place in the code where I see {{FileLocalizer.deleteTempFile()}} called is in
the Main class. {{PigServer}} does not call that method though, so a long-running VM that
repeatedly uses instances of {{PigServer}} to run jobs will leak memory via {{toDelete}}.
> One suggested fix is to have {{PigServer.shutdown()}} call {{FileLocalizer.deleteTempFile()}},
but this would cause problems in a multi-threaded environment, since it seems {{ElementDescriptors}}
are pushed onto the {{toDelete}} stack before they're used, not once they're done with. With
this approach, running multiple instances of {{PigServer}} in separate threads could cause
one completed job to clobber the other's still-in-use temp files.

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