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From "Lars Hofhansl (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-3370) HDFS hardlink
Date Sat, 02 Jun 2012 13:05:23 GMT

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Lars Hofhansl commented on HDFS-3370:
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@M.C. Srivas: Isn't that the same for any file?
A rename of a file renames one of its references. I don't understand how the fact that the
file has more references has any impact on that.

Hardlinks are incredibly useful for applications like HBase, where an immutable HFile could
just be mapped to another directory (not just for backup purposes).

                
> HDFS hardlink
> -------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-3370
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-3370
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Hairong Kuang
>            Assignee: Liyin Tang
>         Attachments: HDFS-HardLink.pdf
>
>
> We'd like to add a new feature hardlink to HDFS that allows harlinked files to share
data without copying. Currently we will support hardlinking only closed files, but it could
be extended to unclosed files as well.
> Among many potential use cases of the feature, the following two are primarily used in
facebook:
> 1. This provides a lightweight way for applications like hbase to create a snapshot;
> 2. This also allows an application like Hive to move a table to a different directory
without breaking current running hive queries.

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