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Re: hadoop  can't remove logs automatically

On Oct 17, 2010, at 10:32 PM, Allen Wittenauer wrote:

> On Oct 17, 2010, at 10:29 PM, shangan wrote:
>> then you just write a shell to remove the logs periodically as a workaround? or better ideas ?
> We basically have a cron job that does a few things as part of our maintenance.  We have it rigged up such that it runs on the namenode and then, over ssh, runs each of these on the slave nodes:
> - purge old logs
> - purge old files out of mapred temp space
> - kill stale/stuck tasks
> Hadoop really should manage this stuff on its own, but well, Hadoop should do a lot of things to be more operable. ;)
Of course, it is worth mentioning you could also tie these logs to logadm/logwatch/rotatelogs/etc.  But I like to have them centrally managed so that they are consistent across the grid.