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Rui Li edited comment on HIVE14797 at 9/21/16 5:15 AM:

Hmm random prime won't work because we need to make sure same rows always have same hash code.
I can think of another way:
{code}
1. If we have only one field, we can just return the field's hash code.
2. If we have multiple fields, we can compute hash code as: P1*hash(F1)+...+Pn*hash(Fn). Where
hash(Fn) is the hash code of the nth field, and {P1,...,Pn} is a deterministic series of prime
numbers, e.g. {17,19,...}. Seems {{BigInteger::nextProbablePrime()}} can help generate the
series.
{code}
was (Author: lirui):
Hmm random prime won't work because we need to make sure same rows always have same hash code.
I can think of another way:
1. If we have only one field, we can just return the field's hash code.
2. If we have multiple fields, we can compute hash code as: P1*hash(F1)+...+Pn*hash(Fn). Where
hash(Fn) is the hash code of the nth field, and {P1,...,Pn} is a deterministic series of prime
numbers, e.g. {17,19,...}. Seems {{BigInteger::nextProbablePrime()}} can help generate the
series.
> reducer number estimating may lead to data skew
> 
>
> Key: HIVE14797
> URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE14797
> Project: Hive
> Issue Type: Improvement
> Components: Query Processor
> Reporter: roncenzhao
> Assignee: roncenzhao
> Attachments: HIVE14797.patch
>
>
> HiveKey's hash code is generated by multipling by 31 key by key which is implemented
in method `ObjectInspectorUtils.getBucketHashCode()`:
> for (int i = 0; i < bucketFields.length; i++) {
> int fieldHash = ObjectInspectorUtils.hashCode(bucketFields[i], bucketFieldInspectors[i]);
> hashCode = 31 * hashCode + fieldHash;
> }
> The follow example will lead to data skew:
> I hava two table called tbl1 and tbl2 and they have the same column: a int, b string.
The values of column 'a' in both two tables are not skew, but values of column 'b' in both
two tables are skew.
> When my sql is "select * from tbl1 join tbl2 on tbl1.a=tbl2.a and tbl1.b=tbl2.b" and
the estimated reducer number is 31, it will lead to data skew.
> As we know, the HiveKey's hash code is generated by `hash(a)*31 + hash(b)`. When reducer
number is 31 the reducer No. of each row is `hash(b)%31`. In the result, the job will be skew.

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