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Oozie Workflows - Strange behaviour

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I am fairly new to Hadoop so my question might be a simple one but I am hoping that someone can answer it for me

My scenario is this, I have created a workflow that forks 5 hive actions and then at the end joins them again ( the join is purely for fork/join validity)

I have then created a Coordinator that launches this workflow ever 10 minutes

When I look at the Coordinator status I see that there is 1 current action in a "RUNNING" status and an additional 4 future actions in a "WAITING" Status

When I look at the WorkFlow I can see that it has spawned 5 HIVE actions each of which are in a "RUNNING" Status

My problem is that these 5 actions remain in a running state forever, none of these hive actions ever complete and never go to SUCEEDED

Now the strange part is if I take this exact same scenario above but just change to have only 3 HIVE actions then everything works fine, the Coordinator launches the Workflow, the Workflow forks the 3 Hive actions and all 3 HIVE actions SUCCEED

What could the problem be and more importantly the solution?

I have a feeling it might be to do with resources and the various datanodes but am not sure where or what to check?

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