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From "Raghu Angadi (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-1470) Rework FSInputChecker and FSOutputSummer to support checksum code sharing between ChecksumFileSystem and block level crc dfs
Date Tue, 26 Jun 2007 18:03:26 GMT

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Raghu Angadi commented on HADOOP-1470:
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Even without generic skip(), attached patch should use seek() inside skip() (or vice versa)
since both do the same currently.

Doug, I thought about position for readChunk(), could you comment on the following or show
a simple use case?:

# InputChecker needs to be file position aware. Right now it is not. It is more of an utility
to handle checksums.
# What is contract of pos? I mean  what is an implementation supposed to assume if say pos
in readChunk_n+1 is not equal to 'pos in readChunk_n + nextChunkSize_n'
# Seek to random position implies that InputChecker can not know where a checksum chunks starts,
so we need another abstract method for that. this method is not simple in general.


> Rework FSInputChecker and FSOutputSummer to support checksum code sharing between ChecksumFileSystem
and block level crc dfs
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-1470
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1470
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: fs
>    Affects Versions: 0.12.3
>            Reporter: Hairong Kuang
>            Assignee: Hairong Kuang
>             Fix For: 0.14.0
>
>         Attachments: GenericChecksum.patch, genericChecksum.patch, InputChecker-01.java
>
>
> Comment from Doug in HADOOP-1134:
> I'd prefer it if the CRC code could be shared with CheckSumFileSystem. In particular,
it seems to me that FSInputChecker and FSOutputSummer could be extended to support pluggable
sources and sinks for checksums, respectively, and DFSDataInputStream and DFSDataOutputStream
could use these. Advantages of this are: (a) single implementation of checksum logic to debug
and maintain; (b) keeps checksumming as close to possible to data generation and use. This
patch computes checksums after data has been buffered, and validates them before it is buffered.
We sometimes use large buffers and would like to guard against in-memory errors. The current
checksum code catches a lot of such errors. So we should compute checksums after minimal buffering
(just bytesPerChecksum, ideally) and validate them at the last possible moment (e.g., through
the use of a small final buffer with a larger buffer behind it). I do not think this will
significantly affect performance, and data integrity is a high priority. 

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