Hive Query Fails with Application Log Errors of "Container ... is running beyond physical memory limits" (Doc ID 2180318.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 07, 2016

Applies to:

Big Data Appliance Integrated Software - Version 4.5.0 and later
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

The symptom is a hive querying failing with the Application Log showing errors like:

Container [pid=*,containerID=container_**** is running beyond physical memory limits. Current
usage: 2.0 GB of 2 GB physical memory used; 5.1 GB of 4.2 GB virtual memory used. Killing container.
Dump of the process-tree for container_*** :
|- PID PPID PGRPID SESSID CMD_NAME USER_MODE_TIME(MILLIS) SYSTEM_TIME(MILLIS) VMEM_USAGE(BYTES)
RSSMEM_USAGE(PAGES) FULL_CMD_LINE

 

Cause

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