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From hbase...@aol.com
Subject Re: Contributing to hbase but test with less hardware
Date Wed, 27 Oct 2010 05:27:25 GMT

 Thanks all for your help. If Todd can do most of his HBase work on a laptop, then I should
be able to, too :) Per Andy and Jonathan, I will take a look at Andy's EC2 scripts as well.

 
Mike


 

---- Original Message ----
From: Todd Lipcon <todd@cloudera.com>
To: user <user@hbase.apache.org>
Sent: Tue, Oct 26, 2010 10:05 pm
Subject: Re: Contributing to hbase but test with less hardware


+1 to unit tests and pseudo-distributed testing.



I do the majority of my work on a laptop as well. I only move to my 5 or 6

node test clusters when working on failure testing, load testing, or

benchmarks.



-Todd



On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 3:11 PM, Jonathan Gray <jgray@facebook.com> wrote:



> One option is to use EC2 to spin up a cluster for a short period of time

> and test on it, but that brings along its own set of complications.

>

> What kind of things are you hoping to contribute?  I would say the best way

> to do things if you don't have large clusters to test on is write lots of

> good unit tests.

>

> A vast majority of the testing I do is either through unit tests or smaller

> (5 or so) node clusters.  After things work there, then there's the

> long-running large cluster tests, but things go through lots of other

> testing prior to that.

>

> If you have specific things you'd like to work on but feel that it requires

> a lot of large cluster load testing, then try to convince someone from SU,

> Cloudera, or FB to help you test it :)  Easiest way to do that is with cool

> features and good unit testing.

>

> JG

>

> > -----Original Message-----

> > From: hbasedev@aol.com [mailto:hbasedev@aol.com]

> > Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 3:01 PM

> > To: user@hbase.apache.org

> > Subject: Contributing to hbase but test with less hardware

> >

> >

> >  Dear HBase devs,

> >

> >

> > I am reading the HBase sources and have also read the

> > http://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/Hbase/HowToContribute wiki page including

> > the jira "noob" label suggestion. If I do not have 4 or 5 machines at

> > home with sufficient RAM to test changes on a meaningful HBase cluster,

> > what are my other alternatives? Apart from companies with large

> > deployments (su, cloudera, y!) and where devs can remotely test their

> > changes, is there a free/cheap cluster for the less fortunate others

> > who own laptops with 2GB RAM? Thanks for your help.

> >

> > Mike

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

>







-- 

Todd Lipcon

Software Engineer, Cloudera




 

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