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From "Philippe Gassmann (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-227) Namespace check pointing is not performed until the namenode restarts.
Date Tue, 12 Dec 2006 08:51:24 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-227?page=comments#action_12457630 ] 
Philippe Gassmann commented on HADOOP-227:

I like this proposal too :)

Much cleaner that my hacky patch !

> Namespace check pointing is not performed until the namenode restarts.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-227
>                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-227
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: dfs
>    Affects Versions: 0.2.0
>            Reporter: Konstantin Shvachko
>         Assigned To: dhruba borthakur
>         Attachments: patch-async-checkpoints-0.9.0, patch-async-checkpoints-0.9.0, patch-async-checkpoints-0.9.0
> In current implementation when the name node starts, it reads its image file, then
> the edits file, and then saves the updated image back into the image file.
> The image file is never updated after that.
> In order to provide the system reliability reliability the namespace information should
> be check pointed periodically, and the edits file should be kept relatively small.

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