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From "M. C. Srivas" <mcsri...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Add getDatanodeReport function to libhdfs
Date Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:09:03 GMT
hi Alexandre, see inline:

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM, Alexandre Beche

> Hi everyone,
> We are currently working on a distributed file system and we are aiming to
> integrate hdfs to it.
> The libhdfs is quite complete for our use-case. However we miss a key
> function: a function that retrieves all datanodes of the cluster.
> We would like to submit a patch to add this function to the library. This
> patch could include a new data type (hdfsNamenode) with their associated
> method to instantiate and free it and the hdfsGetDatanodes.

Sounds good.  But the user should be aware that the list returned by
hdfsGetDatanodes() will be incomplete/inaccurate, as new nodes may come and
go at any time.

> An other idea: starting from the hdfsFS, can I write a function to
> retrieve the Namenode of that FS? (if yes, which function to use?
> getServerDefault)

With HA (or federation), there is no "the Namenode" .

What is the intent? I mean, how will the return value of this function be

> Do you have any comment? Do you think this kind of patch could be accepted
> (if no why?)
> Thanks in advance,
> Cheers,
> Alexandre Beche

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