What is shown at the new URL and how would this improve usability?

On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 12:45 AM Jungtaek Lim <kabhwan@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi devs,

Based on the suggestion Tom Graves gave me in SPARK-26792, I'd like to hear voices on changing default executor log URLs for YARN, specifically removing "stdout" and "stderr" and provide link which shows log file"s". For example, instead of referring two links below:


we just refer only one link below:


I've checked new URL works with redirection on NM to jobhistory, so it won't break what we currently supported. Going through the actual log file would require two clicks instead of one click though.

Given it introduces the change on UX I'd like to hear voices on this before submitting a patch. If we'd rather keep this as it is, I would just open the chance to apply custom log URL for Spark UI as well.

Thanks in advance!

FYI, below is the rationalization on discussion:

While I worked regarding SPARK-23155, I've got some inputs around linking "log directory" instead of log urls for each "stdout" and "stderr", because in real case end users would put more files then only stdout and stderr (like gc logs).

SPARK-23155 provides the way to modify log URL but it's only applied to SHS, and in Spark UI in running apps it still only shows "stdout" and "stderr". SPARK-26792 is for applying this to Spark UI as well, but I've got suggestion to just change the default log URL.

Thanks again,
Jungtaek Lim (HeartSaVioR)

Ryan Blue
Software Engineer