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From "Tom White (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-6685) Change the generic serialization framework API to use serialization-specific bytes instead of Map<String,String> for configuration
Date Wed, 17 Nov 2010 00:23:16 GMT

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Tom White commented on HADOOP-6685:
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bq. Avro is already a dependency. Thrift is already a dependency for HDFS (see HDFS-1484).

There's a difference. Avro is used to implement an internal Hadoop format, and Thrift, which
is used in the thriftfs contrib module is also an internal detail. So users don't care about
the version numbers for these libraries. (Also, the latter is a contrib module, so users can
elect not to include it.) The case I'm thinking about here is if a user has a Thrift file
definition that uses a feature of a later version of Thrift than is included in Hadoop then
they can't use it. If we make it a library then it becomes possible to update the library
independently.

> Change the generic serialization framework API to use serialization-specific bytes instead
of Map<String,String> for configuration
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-6685
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-6685
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Owen O'Malley
>            Assignee: Owen O'Malley
>             Fix For: 0.22.0
>
>         Attachments: libthrift.jar, serial.patch, serial4.patch, serial6.patch, SerializationAtSummit.pdf
>
>
> Currently, the generic serialization framework uses Map<String,String> for the
serialization specific configuration. Since this data is really internal to the specific serialization,
I think we should change it to be an opaque binary blob. This will simplify the interface
for defining specific serializations for different contexts (MAPREDUCE-1462). It will also
move us toward having serialized objects for Mappers, Reducers, etc (MAPREDUCE-1183).

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