Are you sure that 24 map slots is a good number for this machine?
Remember that you have three services (DN, TT and HRegionServer) with
with a 12 GB for Heap.
Try to use a lower number of map slots (12 for example) and launch your
MR job again.
Can you share your logs in pastebin?
On Sat 08 Dec 2012 07:09:02 PM CST, Robert Dyer wrote:
> Has anyone experienced a TaskTracker/DataNode behaving like the
> attached image?
> This was during a MR job (which runs often). Note the extremely high
> System CPU time. Upon investigating I saw that out of 64GB ram the
> system had allocated almost 45GB to cache!
> I did a sudo sh -c "sync ; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_cache ; sync"
> which is roughly where the graph goes back to normal (much lower
> System, much higher User).
> This has happened a few times.
> I have tried playing with the sysctl vm.swappiness value (default of
> 60) by setting it to 30 (which it was at when the graph was collected)
> and now to 10. I am not sure that helps.
> Any ideas? Anyone else run into this before?
> 24 cores
> 64GB ram
> 4x2TB sata3 hdd
> Running Hadoop 1.0.4, with a DataNode (2gb heap), TaskTracker (2gb
> heap) on this machine.
> 24 map slots (1gb heap each), no reducers.
> Also running HBase 0.94.2 with a RS (8gb ram) on this machine.
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