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RE: Fault tolerance and Speculative Execution
Also, a  simple explanation of how speculative execution works and what are
the key settings  can be found here:

In addition, there used to be other parameters (slownodethreshold,
slowtaskthreshold & speculativecap)
but I believe they were deprecated...
-----Original Message-----
From: Harsh J [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2013 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: Fault tolerance and Speculative Execution

What you describe in the first paragraph is not true.

Speculative execution API toggles are listed in the documentation:
and in the mapred-default page in property form:
http://hadoop.apache.org/docs/stable/mapred-default.html. Speculative
execution is enabled by default.

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:32 PM, Sundeep Kambhampati
> Hi all,
> Is it true that Hadoop 'always' starts same map tasks multiple times
> in order to be fault tolerant. i.e. same task is launched on several
> machines so that even if a node fails then same task would be
> available on other node. And in case no node fails redundant task that
finishes late is killed.
> If it is true how can I change that configuration for Hadoop to do it
> or not do it.
> Speculative execution on the other hand does what I explained above
> (redundant map tasks) but only after all the map tasks are scheduled
> and if some nodes are free it starts redundant map tasks for those
> which are running slow. Is it always true? How do change this
> configuration enable/disable.
> I am using Hadoop-1.1.2 incase version matters.
> I really appreciate if someone could help me with this. Thank you.
> Regards
> Sundeep

Harsh J