hadoop job -kill-task and -fail-task don't work for me. I get this kind of error:
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: TaskAttemptId string : task_201103101623_12995_r_000000 is not properly formed
How is that not a properly formed task id? I copied it straight off the job tracker? Killing a job generally works for me........although much to my dismay the job often doesn't actually die, which is why I'm not attempting to kill the underlying tasks directly.
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