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From "Harsh J (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-962) Make DFSOutputStream MAX_PACKETS configurable
Date Sun, 01 Jan 2012 04:52:30 GMT

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Harsh J commented on HDFS-962:
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Nicholas,

Is the test required to check different values of packets and their impact or just config
reading in general?
                
> Make DFSOutputStream MAX_PACKETS configurable
> ---------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-962
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-962
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: hdfs client
>    Affects Versions: 0.22.0
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: Justin Joseph
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: HDFS-962.1.patch, HDFS-962.patch
>
>
> HDFS-959 suggests that the MAX_PACKETS variable (which determines how many outstanding
data packets the DFSOutputStream will permit) may have an impact on performance. If so, we
should make it configurable to trade off between memory and performance. I think it ought
to be a secret/undocumented config for now - this will make it easier to benchmark without
confusing users.

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