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From "Olga Natkovich (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (PIG-1466) Improve log messages for memory usage
Date Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:09:16 GMT

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Olga Natkovich commented on PIG-1466:
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I will review this patch today

> 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
>            Assignee: Thejas M Nair
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 0.8.0
>
>         Attachments: PIG-1466.patch
>
>
> 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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