Take a look at MonitoredUDF, http://pig.apache.org/docs/r0.9.2/udf.html search on MonitoredUDF.
On May 31, 2012, at 6:46 AM, Ahmed Sobhi wrote:
> I'm trying to write an EvalFunc UDF... I know that in some rare cases my
> data will cause my udf to take forever... for such cases, I want the udf to
> just ignore these cases so I was thinking about having my logic timeout
> Is there any easy way I can do this?
> I know that timeouts would require the use of threads so I'm not sure if
> that would be ok or not. Can anyone provide more info on that?
> Best Regards,
> Ahmed Sobhi