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From "Owen O'Malley" <...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: can jobs be launched recursively within a mapper ?
Date Mon, 29 Oct 2007 21:24:53 GMT

On Oct 29, 2007, at 2:17 PM, Jim the Standing Bear wrote:

> If jobs cannot be recursively launched,
> does it mean that I have to pre-process all the catalogs and putting
> only filenames into a sequence file and then use hadoop from that
> point on?

As Lohit wrote, launching recursive jobs that block the current task  
don't work. A much better approach is to have a map/reduce job that  
generates the work list for the next iteration and continuing on  
until there are no new items to process.

-- Owen

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