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From "Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (YARN-2934) Improve handling of container's stderr
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:03:35 GMT

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Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli commented on YARN-2934:
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This seems like it is same as YARN-2013/YARN-2242.

For the AM, we ended up simply putting a log-message "AM Container for \$ApplicationAttemptId
exited with exitCode: \$ExitStatus.\nFor more detailed output, check application tracking
page: \$TrackingUrl, Then, click on links to logs of each attempt.\n"

You really don't want to "cat" stderr from containers. Containers may run for a very long
time, spewing a lot of errors in stderr before finally failing. NM unconditionally reading
logs in such cases will blow up NM heap. We either do a cross-platform way of tailing the
last N bytes (not terribly useful if we cut lines mid way through) or better simply print
a link to take them to the right set of logs.



> Improve handling of container's stderr 
> ---------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: YARN-2934
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/YARN-2934
>             Project: Hadoop YARN
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Gera Shegalov
>            Assignee: Naganarasimha G R
>            Priority: Critical
>
> Most YARN applications redirect stderr to some file. That's why when container launch
fails with {{ExitCodeException}} the message is empty.



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