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Eron Wright  commented on YARN-2466:
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That is an interesting line of thinking.   We should be aware of the impact on 
task metrics (i.e. whether the image pull time is included in reported task 
time), and whether YARN may mistakenly conclude that the task is too slow and 
kill it.   

> Umbrella issue for Yarn launched Docker Containers
> --------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: YARN-2466
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/YARN-2466
>             Project: Hadoop YARN
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 2.4.1
>            Reporter: Abin Shahab
>            Assignee: Abin Shahab
>
> Docker (https://www.docker.io/) is, increasingly, a very popular container 
> technology.
> In context of YARN, the support for Docker will provide a very elegant 
> solution to allow applications to package their software into a Docker 
> container (entire Linux file system incl. custom versions of perl, python 
> etc.) and use it as a blueprint to launch all their YARN containers with 
> requisite software environment. This provides both consistency (all YARN 
> containers will have the same software environment) and isolation (no 
> interference with whatever is installed on the physical machine).
> In addition to software isolation mentioned above, Docker containers will 
> provide resource, network, and user-namespace isolation. 
> Docker provides resource isolation through cgroups, similar to 
> LinuxContainerExecutor. This prevents one job from taking other jobs 
> resource(memory and CPU) on the same hadoop cluster. 
> User-namespace isolation will ensure that the root on the container is mapped 
> an unprivileged user on the host. This is currently being added to Docker.
> Network isolation will ensure that one user’s network traffic is completely 
> isolated from another user’s network traffic. 
> Last but not the least, the interaction of Docker and Kerberos will have to 
> be worked out. These Docker containers must work in a secure hadoop 
> environment.
> Additional details are here: 
> https://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/dineshs/IsolatingYarnAppsInDockerContainers



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