spark quick start issues

so it seems that when you try to follow spark’s quick start guide for self contained applications, it works pretty well ONLY IF your spark executor is running locally.

basically, all resources need either have the same paths locally on each and every executor, or they need to be accessible through any storage method supported by Hadoop. currently, i run into a problem where the remote executors fail to run the spark program because they cannot find the file i pass to textFile.

so, time to add HDFS to mesos.