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Currently the Hadoop DataNodes are running with the option -Xmx1000m. They
should and/or be running with the option -Xms1000m (if 1000m is correct; it
This turns out to be a sticky request. The place where Hadoop DFS is getting
the definition of how to define that 1000m is the hadoop-env file. Read the
code from bin/hadoop, which is used to start all hadoop processes:
) # check envvars which might override default args
) if [ "$HADOOP_HEAPSIZE" != "" ]; then
) #echo "run with heapsize $HADOOP_HEAPSIZE"
) #echo $JAVA_HEAP_MAX
And here's the entry from hadoop-env.sh:
) # The maximum amount of heap to use, in MB. Default is 1000.
) export HADOOP_HEAPSIZE=1000
The problem is that I believe we want to specify -Xms for datanodes ONLY. But
the same script is used to start datanodes, tasktrackers, etc. This isn't
trivially a matter of distributing different config files, the options provided
are coded into the bin/hadoop executable. So this is an enhancement request.