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From "Tsuyoshi OZAWA (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-4953) enable HDFS local reads via mmap
Date Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:43:51 GMT

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Tsuyoshi OZAWA commented on HDFS-4953:
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bq. Setting dfs.client.mmap.cache.size to 0 will prevent mmap from happening.
bq. If mmap does not provide a performance improvement on that platform, users of that platform
can disable it.

OK. Then we should document them explicitly. Should we create new JIRA to do that?
                
> enable HDFS local reads via mmap
> --------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-4953
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-4953
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 2.3.0
>            Reporter: Colin Patrick McCabe
>            Assignee: Colin Patrick McCabe
>         Attachments: benchmark.png, HDFS-4953.001.patch, HDFS-4953.002.patch, HDFS-4953.003.patch,
HDFS-4953.004.patch, HDFS-4953.005.patch
>
>
> Currently, the short-circuit local read pathway allows HDFS clients to access files directly
without going through the DataNode.  However, all of these reads involve a copy at the operating
system level, since they rely on the read() / pread() / etc family of kernel interfaces.
> We would like to enable HDFS to read local files via mmap.  This would enable truly zero-copy
reads.
> In the initial implementation, zero-copy reads will only be performed when checksums
were disabled.  Later, we can use the DataNode's cache awareness to only perform zero-copy
reads when we know that checksum has already been verified.

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