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From Dhruba Borthakur <dhr...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: adding functionality to retrieve file name from a block
Date Thu, 03 Dec 2009 09:25:11 GMT
I think that if we add the filename of a file to each block, it adds
additional complexity to the implementation of the filesystem. what is the
use-case that you have in mind?


On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 11:30 PM, Jack Li <jack.li@duke.edu> wrote:

> I am trying to add functionality so that a block can store the name of the
> file it is associated with. Having looked at the HDFS source code, would
> this implementation be added correctly by make some modifications to the
> INodeFile.java and Block.java files? Are there some more modifications I am
> missing that need to be added for this functionality to be possible? Thanks
> Jack

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