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From Alex Rukletsov <>
Subject Re: When do executors shutdown?
Date Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:43:50 GMT
An executor is terminated by Mesos if it misbehaves (e.g. sends
TASK_STAGING updates or uses too much memory), killed by an
oversubscription QoSController, a framework shuts down, or a scheduler
sends a scheduler::Call::Shutdown request to Mesos. Note that an executor
may also fail or decide to commit suicide.

On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 12:38 PM, Hans van den Bogert <>

> Exactly what I needed to know, one follow-up question though:
> An executor is terminated by Mesos if it has no running tasks
> Does this mean there is some timeout? Or does the “parent” framework
> actively have to give a command to shutdown the executor? Because using
> Spark in fine-grained mode for example, I don’t see the executors getting
> shutdown, even though they might not have tasks for a while. (I am glad
> they don’t get killed without consent of Spark, because we would lose our
> in memory data).
> On 30 Jun 2015, at 12:32, Alex Rukletsov <> wrote:
> There are two types of tasks: (1) those that specify an executor and (2)
> those, that specify a command.
> When a task of ttype (1) arrives to a slave, the slave checks whether an
> executor with the same executorID already exists on this slave. If yes, the
> task is redirected to the executor; if not, then an executor instance is
> created. An executor is terminated by Mesos if it has no running tasks and
> all status updated for terminated tasks have been delivered.
> For tasks of type (2) a special executor (called MesosExecutor) is created
> for each task. When such task terminates or is killed, the corresponding
> executor shuts down as well.
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Hans van den Bogert <
>> wrote:
>> I have difficulty understanding Mesos’ model.
>> A framework can, for every accepted resource offer,  mention an executor
>> besides the tasks descriptions it submits to Mesos. However does every use
>> of offered resources, start a new executor? Thus for instance if the
>> scenario occurs that two resource offers are used (shortly after each
>> other),  which happen to be of the same slave, then are two executors
>> started at one point? Or is the second batch of tasks given to the first
>> started executor?
>> I hope my question is clear, if not, let me know,
>> Hans van den Bogert

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