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From "Srikanth Sampath (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (MAPREDUCE-6754) Container Ids for a yarn application should be monotonically increasing in the scope of the application
Date Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:38:20 GMT
Srikanth Sampath created MAPREDUCE-6754:

             Summary: Container Ids for a yarn application should be monotonically increasing
in the scope of the application
                 Key: MAPREDUCE-6754
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-6754
             Project: Hadoop Map/Reduce
          Issue Type: Sub-task
            Reporter: Srikanth Sampath
            Assignee: Srikanth Sampath

Currently across application attempts, container Ids are reused.  The container id is stored
in AppSchedulingInfo and it is reinitialized with every application attempt.  So the containerId
scope is limited to the application attempt.

In the MR Framework, It is important to note that the containerId is being used as part of
the JvmId.  JvmId has 3 components <jobId, "m/r?", containerId>.  The JvmId is used
in datastructures in TaskAttemptListener and is passed between the AppMaster and the individual
tasks.  For an application attempt, no two tasks have the same JvmId.

This works well currently, since inflight tasks get killed if the AppMaster goes down.  However,
if we want to enable WorkPreserving nature for the AM, containers (and hence containerIds)
live across application attempts.  If we recycle containerIds across attempts, then two independent
tasks (one inflight from a previous attempt  and another new in a succeeding attempt) can
have the same JvmId and cause havoc.

This can be solved in two ways:

*Approach A*: Include attempt id as part of the JvmId. This is a viable solution, however,
there is a change in the format of the JVMid. Changing something that has existed so long
for an optional feature is not persuasive.

*Approach B*: Keep the container id to be a monotonically increasing id for the life of an
application. So, container ids are not reused across application attempts containers should
be able to outlive an application attempt. This is the preferred approach as it is clean,
logical and is backwards compatible. Nothing changes for existing applications or the internal
*How this is achieved:*
Currently, we maintain latest containerId only for application attempts and reinitialize for
new attempts.  With this approach, we retrieve the latest containerId from the just-failed
attempt and initialize the new attempt with the latest containerId (instead of 0).   I can
provide the patch if it helps.  It currently exists in MAPREDUCE-6726

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