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From "Hitesh Shah (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (YARN-100) container-executor should deal with stdout, stderr better
Date Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:55:13 GMT

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Hitesh Shah updated YARN-100:
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    Labels:   (was: usability)
    
> container-executor should deal with stdout, stderr better
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: YARN-100
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/YARN-100
>             Project: Hadoop YARN
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: nodemanager
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.1-alpha
>            Reporter: Colin Patrick McCabe
>            Priority: Minor
>
> container-executor.c contains the following code:
> {code}
>   fclose(stdin);
>   fflush(LOGFILE);
>   if (LOGFILE != stdout) {
>     fclose(stdout);
>   }
>   if (ERRORFILE != stderr) {
>     fclose(stderr);
>   }
>   if (chdir(primary_app_dir) != 0) {
>     fprintf(LOGFILE, "Failed to chdir to app dir - %s\n", strerror(errno));
>     return -1;
>   }
>   execvp(args[0], args);
> {code}
> Whenever you open a new file descriptor, its number is the lowest available number. 
So if {{stdout}} (fd number 1) has been closed, and you do open("/my/important/file"), you'll
get assigned file descriptor 1.  This means that any printf statements in the program will
be now printing to /my/important/file.  Oops!
> The correct way to get rid of stdin, stdout, or stderr is not to close them, but to make
them point to /dev/null.  {{dup2}} can be used for this purpose.
> It looks like LOGFILE and ERRORFILE are always set to stdout and stderr at the moment.
 However, this is a latent bug that should be fixed in case these are ever made configurable
(which seems to have been the intent).

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