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MapReduce >> mail # user >> Reduce side question on MR

Rahul Bhattacharjee 2013-05-29, 14:40
Harsh J 2013-05-30, 11:31
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Re: Reduce side question on MR
Thanks Harsh for the response. It very much answers what I was looking for.

On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 8:10 PM, Rahul Bhattacharjee <

> Hi,
> I have one question related to the reduce phase of MR jobs.
> The intermediate outputs of map tasks are pulled in from the nodes which
> ran map tasks to the node where reducers is going to run and those
> intermediate data is written to the reducers local fs. My question is that
> if there is a job processing huge amount of data and it has multiple
> mappers but only one reducer , then its possible that the job would never
> complete successfully as the single hosts disk might not be sufficient to
> hold all the map outputs of the job.
> The job essentially would fail after retrying configured number of
> attempts.
> Thanks,
> Rahul