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SQOOP-604 Easy throttling feature for MySQL exports

Review Request #7135 - Created Sept. 17, 2012 and submitted

Zoltán Tóth-Czifra
Code review for SQOOP-604, see

The solution in short: Using the already existing "checkpoint" feature of the direct (--direct) MySQL exports (the export process is restarted every X bytes written), extending it with a new config value that would simply make the thread sleep for X milliseconds at the checkbpoints. With low enough byte count limit this can be a simple yet powerful throttling mechanism.
Executing with different settings of sqoop.mysql.export.checkpoint.bytes and

33554432B / 0ms: Transferred 4.7579 MB in 8.7175 seconds (558.8826 KB/sec)
102400B / 500ms: Transferred 4.7579 MB in 35.7794 seconds (136.1698 KB/sec)
51200B / 500ms: Transferred 4.758 MB in 57.8675 seconds (84.1959 KB/sec)
51200B / 250ms: Transferred 4.7579 MB in 35.0293 seconds (139.0854 KB/sec)

I did not add unit tests yet and as it involves calling to Thread.sleep, I find testing this difficult. Unfortunately there is no "machine" or "environment" object that could be injected to these classes as mocks that could take care of time-related fixtures.
Review request changed
Updated (Nov. 3, 2012, 10:34 a.m.)
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