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From "Owen O'Malley" <o...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: Configuration policy
Date Wed, 21 Jun 2006 15:56:41 GMT

On Jun 21, 2006, at 1:00 AM, Philippe Gassmann wrote:

> In the hadoop-site.xml file you have : dfs.data.dir
> This property is used by the servers to indicate where to store data.
> This property is also used by the client. When creating
> DFSClient.DFSOutputStream, a temporary file is created in
> ${dfs.data.dir}/tmp. I think this is not the right thing to do, because
> you need to maintain on the client machine, the same directory 
> structure
> (including rights on them) as in the servers. And when, for instance,
> you try to install an hadoop server and a client on the same machine 
> for
> testing purpose, you have to cope with terrible things...

I agree that it should be a different variable. Your first reason is 
the compelling one, in my opinion. Clients and servers don't 
necessarily have the same directory structure. Is there already a jira 
issue open on this? If not, there probably should be.

-- Owen


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