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From "Andrew Or (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (SPARK-12414) Remove closure serializer
Date Thu, 17 Dec 2015 23:37:46 GMT
Andrew Or created SPARK-12414:
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             Summary: Remove closure serializer
                 Key: SPARK-12414
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SPARK-12414
             Project: Spark
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Spark Core
    Affects Versions: 1.0.0
            Reporter: Andrew Or


There is a config `spark.closure.serializer` that accepts exactly one value: the java serializer.
This is because there are currently bugs in the Kryo serializer that make it not a viable
candidate. This was uncovered by an unsuccessful attempt to make it work: SPARK-7708.

My high level point is that the Java serializer has worked well for at least 6 Spark versions
now, and it is an incredibly complicated task to get other serializers (not just Kryo) to
work with Spark's closures. IMO the effort is not worth it and we should just remove this
documentation and all the code associated with it.



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