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From "Colin Patrick McCabe (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HADOOP-8756) libsnappy loader issues
Date Sat, 01 Sep 2012 01:02:07 GMT

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Colin Patrick McCabe updated HADOOP-8756:

     Target Version/s: 2.2.0-alpha
    Affects Version/s: 2.2.0-alpha
> libsnappy loader issues
> -----------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-8756
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8756
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: native
>    Affects Versions: 2.2.0-alpha
>            Reporter: Colin Patrick McCabe
>            Assignee: Colin Patrick McCabe
>            Priority: Minor
> * We use {{System.loadLibrary("snappy")}} from the Java side.  However in libhadoop,
we use {{dlopen}} to open libsnappy.so dynamically.  It seems like the System.loadLibrary
nonsense is completely redundant-- we would only need this if we planned on accessing libsnappy
methods directly from Java (via the 'native' keyword)- - which we don't, and can't, since
snappy is not JNI.  At the end of the day, snappy is only accessible through libhadoop.so,
so I think snappy-related issues should be handled there.
> * We should log the search path(s) we use for {{libsnappy.so}}, so that it's easier to
diagnose configuration issues.
> * It seems like the static initialization code in the LoadSnappy.java class references
the static initialization code in NativeCodeLoader.  Basically, if the init method in NativeCodeLoader
doesn't run before the init method in LoadSnappy, there could be problems.  We should avoid
having this kind of issue.

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