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Brian Tang

04/28/2022, 9:50 PM
👋 I’m seeing a discrepancy in Flyte datacatalog between the docs and my testing: • In the docs — it says the cache is only invalidated if the
cache_version
, task signature, or inputs change. This aligns with the example provided:
In the above example, calling square(n=2) twice (even if it’s across different executions or different workflows) will only execute the multiplication operation once.
• However, in my testing — caching a task and then making a change to a different task in the workflow causes the “cached” task to be recomputed. The code shows the hashed key contains a
core.Identifier
that has the task version in it. Logs are also showing the same, which would mean each iteration on the workflow would recompute the “cached” task:
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"Successfully cached results to catalog - Task [resource_type:TASK project:\"fraud-intelligence\" domain:\"development\" name:\"src.python.flyte.fraud_intelligence.training_set.main.filter_and_label\" version:\"e8758db3b7a1e6fffbb0bb73c742310acd7e774f\" ]"
Are the docs just outdated? If the implementation is correct, how are cached tasks expected to be reused when iterating on a workflow? Is the only way to reuse a cached task through a reference task?
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Yee

04/28/2022, 9:57 PM
what’s your task signature? could you copy/paste it here?
it shouldn’t take into account task version… that should be okay to change frequently
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Brian Tang

04/28/2022, 9:59 PM
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@task(cache=True, cache_version="v1")
def filter_and_label(
    user: str,
    snapshot_date: str,
    start_date: str,
    end_date: str,
    label_type: str,
    final_features_path: str,
    output_path: str,
) -> str:
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Yee

04/28/2022, 10:04 PM
if you re-run a workflow at the same version, does the cache get read?
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Brian Tang

04/28/2022, 10:05 PM
yep
The first one is a rerun of the same workflow, the 2nd is a change in a different task that is causing the first “cached” task to be recomputed
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Yee

04/28/2022, 10:07 PM
and if you go to the task json definition, the
discoveryVersion
is what you expect in all cases?
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Brian Tang

04/28/2022, 10:09 PM
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$ flytectl get tasks -d development -p fraud-intelligence src.python.flyte.fraud_intelligence.training_set.main.filter_and_label -oyaml
- closure:
    compiledTask:
      template:
...
        metadata:
          discoverable: true
          discoveryVersion: v1
yeah that task hasn’t changed — so that metadata should be consistent
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Yee

04/28/2022, 10:11 PM
oh… sorry, the json is also on the Task tab in the UI.
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Brian Tang

04/28/2022, 10:11 PM
I traced the logs and the issue is the cache key is different between the runs. The original run has a key of
flyte_cached-goqzg39XfX_GSwutxjbTzJghG38yCEerd52cCCV6zzA
and running an updated workflow is showing
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"DataCatalog failed to get artifact by tag flyte_cached-2zsk_u8ljbfKgGhocfVu4Cmm6aHxU8YfO63yFx92duk"
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Yee

04/28/2022, 10:12 PM
where did you see the
core.Identifier
you were talking about?
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Brian Tang

04/28/2022, 10:13 PM
it’s in the github code link I provided above —
catalog.Key
Ah yes. that is much easier to see the task metadata 🙂
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"type": "python-task",
  "metadata": {
    "discoverable": true,
    "runtime": {
      "type": 1,
      "version": "0.26.0",
      "flavor": "python"
    },
    "retries": {},
    "discoveryVersion": "v1"
  },
looks consistent between both of them
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Dan Rammer (hamersaw)

04/28/2022, 10:40 PM
Hey @Brian Tang it looks like the tag where the hash is different is computed as a hash over the tasks input values. So it shouldn't be an issue of task version if those are different. Can you show the inputs tabs in the UI from the different task runs?
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Brian Tang

04/28/2022, 10:42 PM
oh crud —
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end_date:
2022-04-26
snapshot_date:
2022-04-26
start_date:
2022-04-25
user:
btang
i forgot one of the inputs was a date, that was computed by current
lemme try it again
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😬 yep my mistake. The cache key is consistent!
thanks for the help!
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Dan Rammer (hamersaw)

04/28/2022, 10:57 PM
No problem! thanks @Yee! Looks like you took a pretty deep dive, hope it wasn't too painful 😅
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Ketan (kumare3)

04/29/2022, 1:08 AM
@Brian Tang help us understand what ux can make this process better?
cc @Hongxun / @Jason Porter
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Brian Tang

04/29/2022, 4:22 PM
This was mostly user error on my part 😅, but perhaps it would be helpful if the logs also included the input names/types that are part of the cache key. Reading
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"DataCatalog failed to get dataset for ID resource_type:TASK project:\"fraud-intelligence\" domain:\"development\" name:\"src.python.flyte.fraud_intelligence.training_set.main.filter_and_label\" version:\"e8758db3b7a1e6fffbb0bb73c742310acd7e774f\"
at first glance made me believe those were all a part of the cache key
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