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From "Daryn Sharp (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-3370) HDFS hardlink
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:19:25 GMT

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Daryn Sharp commented on HDFS-3370:
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Jesse describes NNs proxying requests to each other to create and manage the ref-counted links,
creating hidden "only accessible to the namenode" inodes, leases on arbitrated NN ownership,
retention of deleted files with non-zero ref count, etc.  Those aren't client-side operations.

"Hardlinks" cannot be implemented with a client library.  The best you can hope for on the
client-side is managed symlinks that are advisory in nature.  Clients not using the library
will ruin the scheme.
                
> 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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