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Re: How to change topology
Shinichi Yamashita 2012-10-09, 15:51
Hi Steve,

Thank you for your reply.

> no, it's the Namenode and JobTracker that needs to be restarted;
> they are the bits that care where the boxes are.

I confirmed it in my cluster, and I understood it as follows.
First, the resolved node information is recorded in ConcurrentHashMap.
Next same node toplogy decision, HashMap data is given priority to over a
script.
The HashMap data become invalid by restart of NameNode and JobTracker.

Regards,
Shinichi

2012/10/9 Steve Loughran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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> On 8 October 2012 14:23, Shinichi Yamashita <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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>> Hi,
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>> I know that DataNode and TaskTracker must restart to change topology.
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> no, it's the Namenode and JobTracker that needs to be restarted; they are
> the bits that care where the boxes are.
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>> Is there the method to execute the topology change without restart of
>> DataNode and TaskTracker?
>> In other words, can I change the topology by a command?
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> No -the map gets cached, and when the services start up they do quick
> check to see if the topology is flat or spread across switches -and use
> that flag to make various placement decisions.
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> steve
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