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From Kay Kay <kaykay.uni...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Hadoop slaves file - comment regarding format
Date Mon, 16 Nov 2009 22:52:56 GMT
Ravi Phulari wrote:
> Hello Kay Kay ,
> Yes, lines beginning with # are ignored in slaves file.
>
> -Ravi
>
>
> On 11/16/09 12:46 PM, "Kay Kay" <kaykay.unique@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>     The file $HADOOP_HOME/conf/slaves has the list of machines that could
>     act as slaves. When we open the file it is not immediately obvious
>     if it
>     would be a comma separated list of machines to act as slaves or in
>     separate lines ( the docs
>     http://hadoop.apache.org/common/docs/r0.19.2/cluster_setup.html#Slaves
>     ,
>     refer to the machines as in separate lines ).
>
>     Would it be possible to have a line beginning with #- explaining it
>     briefly the format expected .  Are the lines that begin with   # in
>     slaves file ignored ?
>
>
> Ravi
> -- 
>

Thanks Ravi for confirming it.

I have created a patch -  
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-6376, that adds a 1-line 
description about the format of conf/slaves to be self-explanatory though. 


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