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From "Philip (flip) Kromer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (PIG-2510) Make default location for logs in local mode /tmp
Date Sun, 18 May 2014 01:47:15 GMT

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Philip (flip) Kromer commented on PIG-2510:
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I think the right path should be /tmp/pig-$USER/pig-log.log for the regular log, and /tmp/pig-$USER/pig-err.log
for the error dump. (This mirrors Hadoop's out-of-the-box choice.) Any directory you choose
will be subject to disk space concerns; that is _why_ /tmp is the correct default choice.
It's unambiguous to even the naive user that anything in /tmp is removable (in fact OSX wipes
it on reboot). It is also the first place you look and first place you wipe in a low disk
space condition. I lastly argue that anyone generating gigabytes of log volume should welcome
the reminder that Pig has settings any professional user knows to adjust :)

> Make default location for logs in local mode /tmp
> -------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: PIG-2510
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PIG-2510
>             Project: Pig
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: grunt
>    Affects Versions: 0.9.1
>         Environment: *nix
>            Reporter: Russell Jurney
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: fun, grunt, happy, logs, pants
>
> I hate it when logs pile up in my directory, so I always run '-l /tmp' which seems to
be a good default directory for logs in local mode.



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