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From Reynold Xin <r...@databricks.com>
Subject Re: Terminology: "worker" vs "slave"
Date Fri, 03 Jan 2014 06:42:45 GMT
It is historic.

I think we are converging towards

worker: the "slave" daemon in the standalone cluster manager

executor: the jvm process that is launched by the worker that executes tasks



On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 10:39 PM, Andrew Ash <andrew@andrewash.com> wrote:

> The terms worker and slave seem to be used interchangeably.  Are they the
> same?
>
> Worker is used more frequently in the codebase:
>
> aash@aash-mbp ~/git/spark$ git grep -i worker | wc -l
>      981
> aash@aash-mbp ~/git/spark$ git grep -i slave | wc -l
>      348
> aash@aash-mbp ~/git/spark$
>
> Does it make sense to unify on one or the other?
>

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