Log Aggregation File Controllers
By default, log aggregation supports two file controllers, TFile and IFile. You can also add your own custom file controller.
TFile is the legacy file controller in YARN. It is reliable and well tested. Its buffer and chunk sizes are configurable.
Named metadata blocks
Sorted or unsorted keys
Seek by key or by file offset
IFile is a newer file controller than TFile. It also uses TFile internally so it provides the same features as TFile.
In an IFile the files are indexed so it is faster to search in the aggregated log file than in a regular TFile. It uses checksums and temporary files which help to prevent failures. Its buffer sizes and rollover file size are configurable on top of the configuration options of TFile.