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From James Seigel <ja...@tynt.com>
Subject Re: Question regardin the block size and the way that a block is used in Hadoop
Date Sat, 12 Mar 2011 18:05:13 GMT
Yes.  Just your "FAT" is consumed.

Sent from my mobile. Please excuse the typos.

On 2011-03-12, at 11:04 AM, Florin Picioroaga <florinpico@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello!
>  I've been reading in the "Hadoop Definitive guide" by Tom White
> about the block emptiness when a file is not large enough to occupy the full size of
the block.
> From the statement (cite from the book)
> "Unlike a filesystem for a single disk, a file in HDFS that is smaller than a single
block does not occupy a full block’s worth of underlying storage." I can understand the
physical space left from the initial block size will be free. My question is can the underlying
operating reuse/write this remained free space?
> I'll look forward for your answers.
> Thank you,
>  Florin

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