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From Pat Ferrel <>
Subject Memory allocation
Date Fri, 17 Apr 2020 20:07:33 GMT
I have used Spark for several years and realize from recent chatter on this list that I don’t
really understand how it uses memory.

Specifically is spark.executor.memory and spark.driver.memory taken from the JVM heap when
does Spark take memory from JVM heap and when it is from off JVM heap.

Since spark.executor.memory and spark.driver.memory are job params, I have always assumed
that the required memory was off-JVM-heap.  Or am I on the wrong track altogether?

Can someone point me to a discussion of this?

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