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From "Sangjin Lee (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (YARN-5169) most of YARN events have timestamp of -1
Date Fri, 27 May 2016 03:59:12 GMT

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Sangjin Lee commented on YARN-5169:
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We discovered this while testing for the timeline service v.2 (YARN-5094).

> most of YARN events have timestamp of -1
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: YARN-5169
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/YARN-5169
>             Project: Hadoop YARN
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: yarn
>    Affects Versions: 2.7.2
>            Reporter: Sangjin Lee
>
> Most of the YARN events (subclasses of {{AbstractEvent}}) have timestamp of -1. {{AbstractEvent}}
have two constructors, one that initializes the timestamp to -1 and the other to the caller-provided
value. But most events use the former (thus timestamp of -1).
> Some of the more common events, including {{ApplicationEvent}}, {{ContainerEvent}}, {{JobEvent}},
etc. do not set the timestamp.
> The rationale for this behavior seems to be mentioned in {{AbstractEvent}}:
> {code}
>   // use this if you DON'T care about the timestamp
>   public AbstractEvent(TYPE type) {
>     this.type = type;
>     // We're not generating a real timestamp here.  It's too expensive.
>     timestamp = -1L;
>   }
> {code}
> This absence of the timestamp isn't really visible in many cases and therefore may have
gone unnoticed, but the timeline service exposes this problem very visibly.



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