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From Arun C Murthy <...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: how to pass a hdfs file to a c++ process
Date Tue, 23 Aug 2011 14:51:26 GMT

On Aug 22, 2011, at 12:57 PM, Zhixuan Zhu wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm using hadoop-0.20.2 to try out some simple tasks. I asked a question
> about FileInputFormat a few days ago and get some prompt replys from
> this forum and it helped a lot. Thanks again! Now I have another
> question. I'm trying to invoke a C++ process from my mapper for each
> hdfs file in the input directory to achieve some parallel processing.

That seems weird - why aren't you using more maps and one file per-map?

> But how do I pass the file to the program? I would want to do something
> like the following in my mapper:

IAC, libhdfs is one way to do HDFS ops via c/c++.


> Process lChldProc = Runtime.getRuntime().exec("myprocess -file
> $filepath");
> How do I pass the hdfs filesystem to an outside process like that? Is
> HadoopStreaming the direction I should go?
> Thanks very much for any reply in advance.
> Best,
> Grace

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