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From "Karthik Kambatla (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (YARN-3655) FairScheduler: potential livelock due to maxAMShare limitation and container reservation
Date Fri, 22 May 2015 23:43:17 GMT

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Karthik Kambatla commented on YARN-3655:

Oh, and I found it hard to understand the test. Can we add some documentation to clarify what
the test is doing? We should essentially test the following:
# Container gets reserved when not over maxAMShare
# Container doesn't get reserved when over maxAMShare
# If the maxAMShare were to go down due to fairshare going down, container gets unreserved.

> FairScheduler: potential livelock due to maxAMShare limitation and container reservation

> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: YARN-3655
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/YARN-3655
>             Project: Hadoop YARN
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: fairscheduler
>    Affects Versions: 2.7.0
>            Reporter: zhihai xu
>            Assignee: zhihai xu
>         Attachments: YARN-3655.000.patch, YARN-3655.001.patch, YARN-3655.002.patch
> FairScheduler: potential livelock due to maxAMShare limitation and container reservation.
> If a node is reserved by an application, all the other applications don't have any chance
to assign a new container on this node, unless the application which reserves the node assigns
a new container on this node or releases the reserved container on this node.
> The problem is if an application tries to call assignReservedContainer and fail to get
a new container due to maxAMShare limitation, it will block all other applications to use
the nodes it reserves. If all other running applications can't release their AM containers
due to being blocked by these reserved containers. A livelock situation can happen.
> The following is the code at FSAppAttempt#assignContainer which can cause this potential
> {code}
>     // Check the AM resource usage for the leaf queue
>     if (!isAmRunning() && !getUnmanagedAM()) {
>       List<ResourceRequest> ask = appSchedulingInfo.getAllResourceRequests();
>       if (ask.isEmpty() || !getQueue().canRunAppAM(
>           ask.get(0).getCapability())) {
>         if (LOG.isDebugEnabled()) {
>           LOG.debug("Skipping allocation because maxAMShare limit would " +
>               "be exceeded");
>         }
>         return Resources.none();
>       }
>     }
> {code}
> To fix this issue, we can unreserve the node if we can't allocate the AM container on
the node due to Max AM share limitation and the node is reserved by the application.

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