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From "Yongjun Zhang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HDFS-12191) Provide option to not capture the accessTime change of a file to snapshot if no other modification has been done
Date Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:17:00 GMT
Yongjun Zhang created HDFS-12191:

             Summary: Provide option to not capture the accessTime change of a file to snapshot
if no other modification has been done
                 Key: HDFS-12191
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-12191
             Project: Hadoop HDFS
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: hdfs, namenode
    Affects Versions: 3.0.0-beta1
            Reporter: Yongjun Zhang
            Assignee: Yongjun Zhang

Currently, if the accessTime of a file changed before a snapshot is taken, this accessTime
will be captured in the snapshot, even if there is no other modifications made to this file.

Because of this, when we calculate snapshotDiff, more work need to be done for this file,
e,g,, metadataEquals method will be called, even if there is no modification is made (thus
not recorded to snapshotDiff). This can cause snapshotDiff to slow down quite a lot when there
are a lot of files to be examined.

This jira is to provide an option to skip capturing accessTime only change to snapshot. Thus
snapshotDiff can be done faster.

When accessTime of a file changed, if there is other modification to the file, the access
time will still be captured in snapshot.

Sometimes we want accessTime be captured to snapshot, such that when restoring from the snapshot,
we know the accessTime of this snapshot. So this new feature is optional, and is controlled
by a config property.

Worth to mention is, how accurately the acessTime is captured is dependent on the following
config that has default value of 1 hour, which means new access within an hour of previous
access will not be captured.

public static final long    DFS_NAMENODE_ACCESSTIME_PRECISION_DEFAULT = 3600000;


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