I am working on a project and we have run into two related problems while
doing Map_Reduce on Ignite Filesystem Cache.

We were originally on Ignite 2.6 but upgraded to 2.7.5 in an unsuccessful
bid to resolve the problem.

We have a deadlock in our map-reduce process and have reproduced it at
https://github.com/csteppp/ignite-deadlock-issue in

Basically, if you run the test (mvn test) it will deadlock and hang.  We
have two IgfsTasks created and have set the SYS threadpool to size 2 for
demonstration purposes.  Each IgfsTask sleeps and then writes to a file.
This causes a deadlock because:
1.  The IgfsTask is run in the SYS pool.
2.  The Igfs write action uses a separate thread in the SYS pool
3.  Then if there are no empty threads available, the whole system hangs.

First, shouldn't executeAsync execute the task in the PUBLIC pool?  Using
the SYS pool seems unnecessarily risky, as we found it actually *locks up
an entire cluster of many ignite nodes *when it deadlocks.  How do I get it
to use the PUBLIC pool?  Also, since it is using the SYS pool, it actually
seems to execute this on the client.  This is not obvious in this test, but
in my real cluster of 30 nodes, the client seems to be doing this work,
which is a problem.

Second, is it bad form to open a file within a map-reduce?  Even using the
public pool will not solve the inherent deadlock here--that one thread is
depending on another thread in the same thread pool.  That's an inherent
risk.  In our real process we open the file because we are performing file
transformations in the IgfsTask, and then writing the results out to temp
files in the cluster.  In the end, we collate all the temp files.  Is there
a better approach, or a safe way to open a file and write to it from within
a reduce?

Thank you for your time!


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