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Wangda Tan commented on YARN-3873:
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Hi [~sunilg],
I can understand the value of supporting customized comparator for pending 
applications (for example priority-based activation), but I'm not sure if using 
same comparator of orderingPolicy is also valid for pendingApplications.

For example, fair comparator considers demand resources, this may not make 
sense when comparing pending applications. It makes more sense to me if we 
activate application by its submission order instead of demand (size of AM 
container resource request).

How about change the JIRA purpose to be: support customized comparator to 
activate applications. You can do this by adding a getActivateIterator to 
OrderingPolicy or creating new interface for it.

I also suggest to put this as a sub JIRA of YARN-3306 for better tracking.

Thoughts?

> pendingApplications in LeafQueue should also use OrderingPolicy
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: YARN-3873
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/YARN-3873
>             Project: Hadoop YARN
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: capacityscheduler
>    Affects Versions: 2.7.0
>            Reporter: Sunil G
>            Assignee: Sunil G
>         Attachments: 0001-YARN-3873.patch, 0002-YARN-3873.patch
>
>
> Currently *pendingApplications* in LeafQueue is using 
> {{applicationComparator}} from CapacityScheduler. This can be changed and 
> pendingApplications can use the OrderingPolicy configured in Queue level 
> (Fifo/Fair as configured). 



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