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From "Sahil Takiar (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HIVE-15546) Optimize Utilities.getInputPaths()
Date Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:38:58 GMT


Sahil Takiar updated HIVE-15546:
    Status: Patch Available  (was: Open)

> Optimize Utilities.getInputPaths()
> ----------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-15546
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: Hive
>            Reporter: Sahil Takiar
>            Assignee: Sahil Takiar
>         Attachments: HIVE-15546.1.patch
> When running on blobstores (like S3) where metadata operations (like listStatus) are
costly, Utilities.getInputPaths() can add significant overhead when setting up the input paths
for an MR / Spark / Tez job.
> The method performs a listStatus on all input paths in order to check if the path is
empty. If the path is empty, a dummy file is created for the given partition. This is all
done sequentially. This can be really slow when there are a lot of empty partitions. Even
when all partitions have input data, this can take a long time.
> We should either:
> (1) Just remove the logic to check if each input path is empty, and handle any edge cases
> (2) Multi-thread the listStatus calls

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