The SortValidator.java file checkRecords method creates a file in the /tmp/sortvalidator directory using a static filename. This can result in failures due to name collisions when the hadoop-mapreduce-client-jobclient-*-tests jar is used by more than one task or one user simultaneously. We use this jar when testing compression codecs and after we started running tests in parallel (four at a time to reduce overall test time) we started experiencing random test failures due to name collisions. Creating a random or unique per thread filename may resolve this issue. We have developed a change to introduce per use unique file names.