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Subject [Hadoop Wiki] Trivial Update of "DiskSetup" by RaviPhulari
Date Wed, 31 Mar 2010 04:21:09 GMT
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The "DiskSetup" page has been changed by RaviPhulari.
The comment on this change is: Adding guide about limiting data node's disk usage..


  Pass a list of disks to the `dfs.data.dir` parameter, Hadoop will use all of the disks that
are available. When one goes offline it is taken out of consideration. Hadoop does not check
for the disk coming back -it assumes it is "gone". 
+ === How to limit Data node's disk usage? ===
+ Use dfs.datanode.du.reserved configuration value in $HADOOP_HOME/conf/hdfs-site.xml for
limiting disk usage.
+ {{{
+   <property>
+     <name>dfs.datanode.du.reserved</name>
+     <!-- cluster variant -->
+     <value>182400</value>
+     <description>Reserved space in bytes per volume. Always leave this much space
free for non dfs use.
+     </description>
+   </property>
+ }}}
  === Logging ===
   * The environment variable, `HADOOP_LOG_DIR` sets the directory Hadoop logs to.

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