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From Philippe Gassmann <philippe.gassm...@anyware-tech.com>
Subject Re: Configuration policy
Date Thu, 22 Jun 2006 09:11:07 GMT
Owen O'Malley wrote:
>
> 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
>
A JIRA issue already exists : http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-88

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