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From "Arun C Murthy (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (HADOOP-54) SequenceFile should compress blocks, not individual entries
Date Fri, 18 Aug 2006 10:41:16 GMT
     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-54?page=all ]

Arun C Murthy updated HADOOP-54:
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    Attachment: SequenceFile.updated.final.patch

Doug - here's the latest patch.

It incorporates all your comments (remove protected, type-safe enum and non-public subclasses).
I agree we can make the subclasses 'public' at a later date if need be, hence I've made them
package private.

> SequenceFile should compress blocks, not individual entries
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-54
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-54
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: io
>    Affects Versions: 0.2.0
>            Reporter: Doug Cutting
>         Assigned To: Arun C Murthy
>             Fix For: 0.6.0
>
>         Attachments: SequenceFile.updated.final.patch, SequenceFiles.final.patch, SequenceFiles.patch,
SequenceFilesII.patch, VIntCompressionResults.txt
>
>
> SequenceFile will optionally compress individual values.  But both compression and performance
would be much better if sequences of keys and values are compressed together.  Sync marks
should only be placed between blocks.  This will require some changes to MapFile too, so that
all file positions stored there are the positions of blocks, not entries within blocks.  Probably
this can be accomplished by adding a getBlockStartPosition() method to SequenceFile.Writer.

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