MRv2 enabled users to control the number of map or reduce tasks running simultaneously by configuration mapreduce.job.running.map.limit or mapreduce.job.running.reduce.limit. But users can only set limit number before submitting the job to rm. So, it's meaningful to enable users to set the limit of running map or reduce tasks when job is running, which can help users to restrict resource usage of job and give resources to high-priority job.
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MAPREDUCE-5583 Ability to limit running map and reduce tasks