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From Kun Ling <lkun.e...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: MapReduce on Local FileSystem
Date Tue, 04 Jun 2013 06:48:40 GMT
Hi Agarwal,
   I once have similar questions, and have done some experiment. Here is my
experience:
1. For some applications over MR, like HBase, Hive, which does not need to
submit additional files to HDFS, file:///  could work well without any
problem (According to my test).

2. For simple MR applications, like TeraSort, there is some problems by
simply using file:///, since MR will maintain some MR-control files both in
shared FileSystem, and local file sytem in one list, and will lookup the
list for the file, and simply using file:/// will cause the shared FS looks
the same as local filesystem, while in fact, they are two different kinds
of filesystem, and have different path conversion-rules.

For the 2nd issue, you can just create a new shared filesystem class by
deriving the existing org.apache.hadoop.fs.FileSystem , I have create such
a  repository with an example filesystem class implementation(
https://github.com/Lingcc/hadoop-lingccfs ), hoping it is helpful to you.


yours,
Ling Kun.




On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 2:37 PM, Agarwal, Nikhil
<Nikhil.Agarwal@netapp.com>wrote:

>  Hi, ****
>
> ** **
>
> Is it possible to run MapReduce on *multiple nodes* using Local File
> system (file:///)  ?****
>
> I am able to run it in single node setup but in a multiple node setup the
> “slave” nodes are not able to access the “jobtoken” file which is present
> in the Hadoop.tmp.dir in “master” node. ****
>
> ** **
>
> Please let me know if it is possible to do this.****
>
> ** **
>
> Thanks & Regards,****
>
> Nikhil****
>



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