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  1. Spark
  2. SPARK-5685

Show warning when users open text files compressed with non-splittable algorithms like gzip

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Incomplete
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Spark Core
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      Description

      This is a usability or user-friendliness issue.

      It's extremely common for people to load a text file compressed with gzip, process it, and then wonder why only 1 core in their cluster is doing any work.

      Some examples:

      I'm not sure how this problem can be generalized, but at the very least it would be helpful if Spark displayed some kind of warning in the common case when someone opens a gzipped file with sc.textFile.

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              Reporter:
              nchammas Nicholas Chammas
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