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From Arun Ahuja <>
Subject Re: spark-submit on YARN is slow
Date Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:34:13 GMT
Hey Sandy,

What are those sleeps for and do they still exist?  We have seen about a
1min to 1:30 executor startup time, which is a large chunk for jobs that
run in ~10min.


On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 3:20 PM, Sandy Ryza <> wrote:

> Hi Denny,
> Those sleeps were only at startup, so if jobs are taking significantly
> longer on YARN, that should be a different problem.  When you ran on YARN,
> did you use the --executor-cores, --executor-memory, and --num-executors
> arguments?  When running against a standalone cluster, by default Spark
> will make use of all the cluster resources, but when running against YARN,
> Spark defaults to a couple tiny executors.
> -Sandy
> On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 11:32 AM, Denny Lee <> wrote:
>> My submissions of Spark on YARN (CDH 5.2) resulted in a few thousand
>> steps. If I was running this on standalone cluster mode the query finished
>> in 55s but on YARN, the query was still running 30min later. Would the hard
>> coded sleeps potentially be in play here?
>> On Fri, Dec 5, 2014 at 11:23 Sandy Ryza <> wrote:
>>> Hi Tobias,
>>> What version are you using?  In some recent versions, we had a couple of
>>> large hardcoded sleeps on the Spark side.
>>> -Sandy
>>> 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
>>>>> 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
>>>>> anyone has an advice for how to speed this up.
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>> Tobias

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