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From Daniel Darabos <daniel.dara...@lynxanalytics.com>
Subject Re: Getting different answers running same line of code
Date Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:43:29 GMT
The easiest explanation would be if some other process is continuously
modifying the files. You could make a copy in a new directory and run on
that to eliminate this possibility.

What do you see if you print "rd1.count()" multiple times?

Have you tried the experiment on a smaller set of files? I don't know why a
file would cause this problem, but maybe you can find it that way.

Are you using a wildcard ("s3n://blabla/*.txt") or direct filenames? Maybe
S3 forgets about the existence of some files some of the time. There could
be a limit on the number of files returned to a directory query, and maybe
the order is not fixed, so different files get cut off at times.

(Sorry about the wild, uneducated guesses.)


On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 5:54 PM, mrm <maria@skimlinks.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I have had this issue for some time already, where I get different answers
> when I run the same line of code twice. I have run some experiments to see
> what is happening, please help me! Here is the code and the answers that I
> get. I suspect I have a problem when reading large datasets from S3.
>
> rd1 = sc.textFile('s3n://blabla')
> *rd1.persist()*
> rd2 = rd_imp.filter(lambda x: filter1(x)).map(lambda x: map1(x))
>
> Note: both filter1() and map1() are deterministic
>
> rd2.count()  ==> 294928559
> rd2.count()  ==> 294928559
>
> So far so good, I get the same counts. Now when I unpersist rd1, that's
> when
> I start getting problems!
>
> *rd1.unpersist()*
> rd2 = rd_imp.filter(lambda x: filter1(x)).map(lambda x: map1(x))
> rd2.count()  ==> 294928559
> rd2.count()  ==> 294509501
> rd2.count()  ==> 294679795
> ...
>
> I would appreciate it if you could help me!
>
> Thanks,
> Maria
>
>
>
>
>
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