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From "Jaimin D Jetly (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HDFS-2631) Rewrite fuse-dfs to use the webhdfs protocol
Date Wed, 09 May 2012 23:01:49 GMT

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Jaimin D Jetly updated HDFS-2631:
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    Attachment: HDFS-2631.1.patch

This is an initial patch of fuse-webhdfs contrib project. Work is under progress.
you can review the code and read the README file for the installation .
Project supports all directory level commands and limited file level commands like read (more),
write (indirection >), append (>>), find.

Other functions that could be implemented in the future is statfs , symlink , access.

For now one needs to manually download libcurl and libjson libraries and configure+make (refer
README). But I will get it done through ant in the next patch.
                
> Rewrite fuse-dfs to use the webhdfs protocol
> --------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-2631
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-2631
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: contrib/fuse-dfs
>            Reporter: Eli Collins
>            Assignee: Jaimin D Jetly
>         Attachments: HDFS-2631.1.patch
>
>
> We should port the implementation of fuse-dfs to use the webhdfs protocol. This has a
number of benefits:
> * Compatibility - allows a single fuse client to work across server versions
> * Works with both WebHDFS and Hoop since they are protocol compatible
> * Removes the overhead related to libhdfs (forking a jvm)
> * Makes it easier to support features like security

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