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From Sandy Ryza <>
Subject Re: spark-submit on YARN is slow
Date Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:22:16 GMT
Hi Tobias,

What version are you using?  In some recent versions, we had a couple of
large hardcoded sleeps on the Spark side.


On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Andrew Or <> wrote:

> Hey Tobias,
> As you suspect, the reason why it's slow is because the resource manager
> in YARN takes a while to grant resources. This is because YARN needs to
> first set up the application master container, and then this AM needs to
> request more containers for Spark executors. I think this accounts for most
> of the overhead. The remaining source probably comes from how our own YARN
> integration code polls application (every second) and cluster resource
> states (every 5 seconds IIRC). I haven't explored in detail whether there
> are optimizations there that can speed this up, but I believe most of the
> overhead comes from YARN itself.
> In other words, no I don't know of any quick fix on your end that you can
> do to speed this up.
> -Andrew
> 2014-12-03 20:10 GMT-08:00 Tobias Pfeiffer <>:
> Hi,
>> I am using spark-submit to submit my application to YARN in
>> "yarn-cluster" mode. I have both the Spark assembly jar file as well as my
>> application jar file put in HDFS and can see from the logging output that
>> both files are used from there. However, it still takes about 10 seconds
>> for my application's yarnAppState to switch from ACCEPTED to RUNNING.
>> I am aware that this is probably not a Spark issue, but some YARN
>> configuration setting (or YARN-inherent slowness), I was just wondering if
>> anyone has an advice for how to speed this up.
>> Thanks
>> Tobias

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