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From "Luca Telloli (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-397) Incorporate storage directories into EditLogFileInput/Output streams
Date Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:39:15 GMT

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Luca Telloli commented on HDFS-397:

Raghu, for the latest question I suggest to download 
and have a look for instance to: 
line 10: calling new EditLogFileInputStream on a StorageDirectory 
line 345 and below: where constructors for new EditLogOutputStream are instantiated and every
time a newInstance() is called 

About BackupStorage, yes, there might be a problem there. I have to go a bit in deep with
the Backup* architecture and might require some time. At the same time I believe a couple
of things: 
- I agree that unit tests are not sufficient, but in general I think they should fail on non-standard
non-planned cases. If, given a wrong directory, this test doesn't fail then I assume the test
is broken or needs some fixing 
- Since this patch deals with new EditLogFileOutputStream instantiated with a directory, I'm
guessing a change to support such a jspool dir can be easily implemented. But at the same
time, in the design document for HADOOP-4539 I read "Journal Spool is an analog of 'edits.new'"
which tells me a standard storage directory could be used. What's your take on this? 

> Incorporate storage directories into EditLogFileInput/Output streams
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-397
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-397
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>            Reporter: Luca Telloli
>            Assignee: Luca Telloli
>         Attachments: HADOOP-6001.patch, HADOOP-6001.patch, HADOOP-6001.patch, HDFS-397.patch

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