Sqoop direct will use mappers?

i have ran the sqoop direct fast approach , and it executed successfully. but ran mappers. from stack over flow i found like no mappers will run if we use direct while import.

sqoop import --connect “jdbc:mysql://quickstart.cloudera:3306/retail_db” --username retail_dba --password cloudera --table categories --target-dir “/user/cloudera/sqoop_import/categories” --direct