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From "Konstantin Shvachko (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-1108) Log newly allocated blocks
Date Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:29:37 GMT

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Konstantin Shvachko commented on HDFS-1108:
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Eli, the latest design doc does not make any decisions on the matter, your excerpt is from
the oldest doc.
Since the discussion turns to more general topic I [posted my concerns|https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1623?focusedCommentId=13093571&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-13093571]
in the main jira.

> Log newly allocated blocks
> --------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-1108
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-1108
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: name-node
>            Reporter: dhruba borthakur
>            Assignee: Todd Lipcon
>             Fix For: HA branch (HDFS-1623)
>
>         Attachments: HDFS-1108.patch, hdfs-1108-habranch.txt, hdfs-1108.txt
>
>
> The current HDFS design says that newly allocated blocks for a file are not persisted
in the NN transaction log when the block is allocated. Instead, a hflush() or a close() on
the file persists the blocks into the transaction log. It would be nice if we can immediately
persist newly allocated blocks (as soon as they are allocated) for specific files.

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