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From "Bikas Saha (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (YARN-1404) Add support for unmanaged containers
Date Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:12:18 GMT

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Bikas Saha commented on YARN-1404:
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Have you looked at YARN-1040. It envisages delinking container lifecycle from process lifecycle.
So a container may be associated with 0 processes and can run a succession of processes. Apps
in essence get a chunk of resources on that machine and can choose to run processes whenever
they want on that machine. IMO, YARN-1040 subsumes this jira and is conceptually more generic.

> Add support for unmanaged containers
> ------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: YARN-1404
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/YARN-1404
>             Project: Hadoop YARN
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: nodemanager
>    Affects Versions: 2.2.0
>            Reporter: Alejandro Abdelnur
>            Assignee: Alejandro Abdelnur
>         Attachments: YARN-1404.patch
>
>
> Currently a container allocation requires to start a container process with the corresponding
NodeManager's node.
> For applications that need to use the allocated resources out of band from Yarn this
means that a dummy container process must be started.
> Impala/Llama is an example of such application which is currently starting a 'sleep 10y'
(10 years) process as the container process. And the resource capabilities are used out of
by and the Impala process collocated in the node. The Impala process ensures the processing
associated to that resources do not exceed the capabilities of the container. Also, if the
container is lost/preempted/killed, Impala stops using the corresponding resources.
> In addition, in the case of Llama, the current requirement of having a container process,
gets complicates when hard resource enforcement (memory -ContainersMonitor- or cpu -via cgroups-)
is enabled because Impala/Llama request resources with CPU and memory independently of each
other. Some requests are CPU only and others are memory only. Unmanaged containers solve this
problem as there is no underlying process with zero CPU or zero memory.



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