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From "Alan Gates (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (PIG-1466) Improve log messages for memory usage
Date Fri, 25 Jun 2010 21:56:51 GMT

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Alan Gates commented on PIG-1466:
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Rather than change the log level can we change it to only print when we truly spill a {{DefaultBag}}?
 It would be nice to know if there are any cases where we are still doing that.

> Improve log messages for memory usage
> -------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: PIG-1466
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIG-1466
>             Project: Pig
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: impl
>    Affects Versions: 0.7.0
>            Reporter: Ashutosh Chauhan
>            Priority: Minor
>
> For anything more then a moderately sized dataset Pig usually spits following messages:
> {code}
> 2010-05-27 18:28:31,659 INFO org.apache.pig.impl.util.SpillableMemoryManager: low memory
handler called (Usage
> threshold exceeded) init = 4194304(4096K) used = 672012960(656262K) committed = 954466304(932096K)
max =
> 954466304(932096K)
> 2010-05-27 18:10:52,653 INFO org.apache.pig.impl.util.SpillableMemoryManager: low memory
handler called (Collection
> threshold exceeded) init = 4194304(4096K) used = 954466304(932096K) committed = 954466304(932096K)
max =
> 954466304(932096K)
> {code}
> This seems to confuse users a lot. Once these messages are printed, users tend to believe
that Pig is having hard time with memory, is spilling to disk etc. but in fact Pig might be
cruising along at ease. We should be little more careful what to print in logs. Currently
these are printed when a notification is sent by JVM and some other conditions are met which
may not necessarily indicate low memory condition. Furthermore, with {{InternalCachedBag}}
embraced everywhere in favor of {{DefaultBag}}, these messages have lost their usefulness.
At the every least, we should lower the log level at which these are printed. 

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