StackoverflowError when running ALS in Spark’s MLlib

If you ever encounter StackoverflowError when running ALS in Spark’s MLLib, the solution is to turn on checkpointing as follows

sc.setCheckpointDir(‘your_checkpointing_dir/’)

Check out the Jira ticket regarding the issue and pull request below

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SPARK-1006

https://github.com/apache/spark/pull/5076

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s