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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Adding a new platform support to Hadoop
Date Thu, 17 Nov 2011 15:30:56 GMT
On 17/11/11 15:02, Amir Sanjar wrote:
> Is there any specific development, build, and packaging guidelines to add
> support for a new hardware platform, in this case PPC64, to hadoop?
>
> Best Regards
> Amir Sanjar
>
> Linux System Management Architect and Lead
> IBM Senior Software Engineer
> Phone# 512-286-8393
> Fax#      512-838-8858
>

this is something to take up on the -dev lists, not the user lists, 
especially  common-dev@hadoop.apache.org

One problem with any platform is the native code: nobody but you is 
going to build or test it. The only JVM currently recommended is the Sun 
JVM, so again, you will get to test there. This means you are going to 
have to be active testing releases against your target platform. 
Otherwise it will languish in the "not really meant to be used in 
production" category of things.

The apache releases (which are meant to be source distributions anyway; 
the binary artifacts are just an extra), but you will need to work with 
the dev team to make sure the native libraries build properly

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