Home | About | Sematext search-lucene.com search-hadoop.com
 Search Hadoop and all its subprojects:

Switch to Threaded View
Hadoop, mail # user - Re: temporary file locations for YARN applications


Copy link to this message
-
Re: temporary file locations for YARN applications
Jian He 2013-10-21, 18:22
This post might help a bit.
http://hortonworks.com/blog/management-of-application-dependencies-in-yarn/

Thanks,
Jian
On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 11:11 AM, Harsh J <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> The dirs in that env-var are app-specific and are for the app's user
> to utilize. You shouldn't have any permission issues working within
> them.
>
> The LocalDirAllocator is still somewhat MR-bound but you can still be
> able to make it work by giving it a config with the values it needs.
>
> On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 8:49 PM, John Lilley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> > Thanks again.  This gives me a lot of options; we will see what works.
> >
> > Do you know if there are any permissions issues if we directly access
> the folders of LOCAL_DIR_ENV?
> >
> > Regarding LocalDirAllocator, I see its constructor:
> LocalDirAllocator(String contextCfgItemName) and a note mentioning that an
> example of this item is "mapred.local.dir".  Is that the correct usage, or
> is there something YARN-generic?
> >
> > Cheers,
> > john
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Harsh J [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2013 11:58 PM
> > To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Subject: Re: temporary file locations for YARN applications
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > MR does use multiple disks when spilling. But the work directory is also
> round-robined to spread I/O.
> >
> > YARN sets an environment property thats a list (comma separated value)
> of directories (ApplicationConstants.LOCAL_DIR_ENV) your app container can
> together use. Perhaps read it in with
> StringUtils.getTrimmedStrings(System.getenv(ApplicationConstants.LOCAL_DIR_ENV));
> > and then round robin internally over those paths (with free space
> handling)?
> >
> > Perhaps you can even reuse the org.apache.hadoop.fs.LocalDirAllocator
> > class; which is what MR uses. Its not been declared publicly stable
> though, but we can do that over a JIRA.
> >
> > On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 2:05 AM, John Lilley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> >> Harsh, thanks for the quick response.  These files don't need to be on
> the DFS (although we use that too).  These are local files used during
> sorting, joining, transitive closure.
> >>
> >> The task-relative folder might be good enough, but our app *can* make
> use of multiple temp folders if they are available.  Our YARN app can be
> fairly I/O intensive; is it possible to allocate more than one temp folder
> on different physical devices?
> >>
> >> Or perhaps YARN might help us. Will YARN assign tasks to CWD folders on
> different disks so that they do not compete with each other on I/O?
> >>
> >> For that matter, where does MR allocate the temporary files generated
> by Mapper output?  Presumably MR has the same I/O parallelism requirements
> that we do.
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >> John
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Harsh J [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> >> Sent: Sunday, October 20, 2013 10:49 AM
> >> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >> Subject: Re: temporary file locations for YARN applications
> >>
> >> Every container gets its own local work directory (You can use the
> relative ./) thats auto-cleaned up at the end of the container's life.
> >> This is the best place to store the temporary files. This is not
> something you need custom configuration for.
> >>
> >> Do the files need to be on a distributed FS or a local one?
> >>
> >> On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 8:54 PM, John Lilley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> >>> We have a pure YARN application (no MapReduce) that has need to store
> >>> a significant amount of temporary data.  How can we know the best
> >>> location for these files?  How can we ensure that our YARN tasks have
> >>> write access to these locations?  Is this something that must be
> configured outside of YARN?
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> John
> >>
> >> --
> >> Harsh J
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Harsh J
>
>
>
> --
> Harsh J
>

--
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE
NOTICE: This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to
which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential,
privileged and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader
of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that
any printing, copying, dissemination, distribution, disclosure or
forwarding of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have
received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately
and delete it from your system. Thank You.