thanks Ed. And on a separate tact lets look at Hiveserver2.
@OP>

*I've tried to look around on how i can change the thrift heap size but
haven't found anything.*
looking at my hiveserver2 i find this:

   $ ps -ef | grep -i hiveserver2
   dwr       9824 20479  0 12:11 pts/1    00:00:00 grep -i hiveserver2
   dwr      28410     1  0 00:05 ?        00:01:04
/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre/bin/java
*-Xmx256m*-Dhadoop.log.dir=/usr/lib/hadoop/logs
-Dhadoop.log.file=hadoop.log
-Dhadoop.home.dir=/usr/lib/hadoop -Dhadoop.id.str=
-Dhadoop.root.logger=INFO,console
-Djava.library.path=/usr/lib/hadoop/lib/native
-Dhadoop.policy.file=hadoop-policy.xml -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true
-Dhadoop.security.logger=INFO,NullAppender org.apache.hadoop.util.RunJar
/usr/lib/hive/lib/hive-service-0.12.0.jar
org.apache.hive.service.server.HiveServer2
questions:

   1. what is the output of "ps -ef | grep -i hiveserver2" on your system?
in particular what is the value of -Xmx ?

   2. can you restart your hiveserver with -Xmx1g? or some value that makes
sense to your system?

Lots of questions now.  we await your answers! :)

On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 11:51 AM, Edward Capriolo <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
 
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