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From "Andrew Wang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-6701) Make seed optional in NetworkTopology#sortByDistance
Date Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:44:38 GMT

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Andrew Wang commented on HDFS-6701:
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Great, looks good. I'll commit this shortly.

> Make seed optional in NetworkTopology#sortByDistance
> ----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-6701
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-6701
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: namenode
>    Affects Versions: 2.5.0
>            Reporter: Ashwin Shankar
>            Assignee: Ashwin Shankar
>         Attachments: HDFS-6701-v1.txt, HDFS-6701-v3-branch2.txt, HDFS-6701-v3.txt, HDFS-6701-v4-branch2.txt,
HDFS-6701-v4.txt
>
>
> Currently seed in NetworkTopology#sortByDistance is set to the blockid which causes the
RNG to generate same pseudo random order for each block. If no node local block location is
present,this causes the same rack local replica to be hit for a particular block.
> It'll be good to make the seed optional, so that one could turn it off if they want block
locations of a block to be randomized.



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