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From "Arun C Murthy (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (HADOOP-1570) Add a per-job configuration knob to control loading of native hadoop libraries
Date Thu, 12 Jul 2007 18:55:06 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1570?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Arun C Murthy updated HADOOP-1570:

    Attachment: HADOOP-1570_2_20070713.patch

Incorporated Doug's comments, thanks for the f/b!

> Add a per-job configuration knob to control loading of native hadoop libraries 
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-1570
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1570
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: io
>    Affects Versions: 0.12.3, 0.13.0
>            Reporter: Arun C Murthy
>            Assignee: Arun C Murthy
>             Fix For: 0.14.0
>         Attachments: HADOOP-1570_1_20070709.patch, HADOOP-1570_2_20070713.patch
> As it exists today, native-hadoop libraries are loaded automatically if libhadoop.so
is present; however we have sporadically seen issues (HADOOP-1545) since native direct-buffers
aren't very well understood. The only way to switch off usage of these is to remove the native
libraries which is a maintenence issue for large clusters...
> Hence I propose we add a per-job config knob: {{hadoop.native.lib}} (set to {{true}}
by default) which can be used to control usage of native libraries even when the libraries
are present e.g. we can have hadoop installed with native libraries present and then use this
knob to switch off their usage in rare cases we see issues with them; thus aiding maintenence.

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