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From "Pete Wyckoff (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (HADOOP-4028) create posix-like (as far as we can) layer for Linux on top of libhdfs
Date Fri, 05 Sep 2008 21:24:44 GMT

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Pete Wyckoff updated HADOOP-4028:
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    Summary: create posix-like (as far as we can) layer for Linux on top of libhdfs  (was:
create close to posix layer for Linux on top of libhdfs)

> create posix-like (as far as we can) layer for Linux on top of libhdfs
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-4028
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-4028
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: contrib/fuse-dfs
>            Reporter: Pete Wyckoff
>            Priority: Minor
>
> libhdfs is now very hadoop specific, which is good since there are many hadoop attributes
not present in things like stat structures. but, for things that want to access hdfs as a
posix-like FS, they would benefit from a more standard API.
> fuse-dfs now does this itself, translating from hadoop specific structures from hadoop
to posix structures like stat.  Let's put a layer on top of libhdfs that does this for us
so others benefit from it.  Once stable, we can look at adding it to libhdfs as a libhdfs_posix_like.so
or something.

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