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From Todd Lipcon <t...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Contributing to hbase but test with less hardware
Date Wed, 27 Oct 2010 02:04:50 GMT
+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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