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From "Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (YARN-499) On container failure, surface logs to client
Date Sun, 12 May 2013 19:23:16 GMT

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Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli commented on YARN-499:

bq. Is there a reason we have avoided pulling the logs directly in YARN as well? If not, should
we do this for both the AM and task containers?
I see your activity on MAPREDUCE-4362 and YARN-649. So that answers it? We can do that definitely
for AMs too.

bq. The issue I am aiming to solve is the last one you mention of the AM crashing before registering
with the RM. A few JIRAs have been filed around this problem with little progress, so I wanted
to put forth a concrete proposal.
So, YARN-649/MAPREDUCE-4362 should address this? I think we should do the AM log-pull on failure
feature in YarnClient itself and make JobClient to use it if possible.
> On container failure, surface logs to client
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: YARN-499
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/YARN-499
>             Project: Hadoop YARN
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: nodemanager
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.3-alpha
>            Reporter: Sandy Ryza
>            Assignee: Sandy Ryza
>         Attachments: YARN-499.patch
> When a container fails, the only way to diagnose it is to look at the logs.  ContainerStatuses
include a diagnostic string that is reported back to the resource manager by the node manager.
> Currently in MR2 I believe whatever is sent to the task's standard out is added to the
diagnostics string, but for MR standard out is redirected to a file called stdout.  In MR1,
this string was populated with the last few lines of the task's stdout file, and got printed
to the console, allowing for easy debugging.
> Handling this would help to soothe the infuriating problem of an AM dying for a mysterious
reason before setting a tracking URL (MAPREDUCE-3688).
> This could be done in one of two ways.
> * Use tee to send MR's standard out to both the stdout file and standard out.  This requires
modifying ShellCmdExecutor to roll what it reads in, as we wouldn't want to be storing the
entire task log in NM memory.
> * Read the task's log files.  This would require standardizing or making the container
log files configurable.  Right now the log files are determined in userland and all that is
YARN is aware of the log directory.
> Does this present any issues I'm not considering?  If so it this might only be needed
for AMs? 

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