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From "Sergey Shelukhin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-7878) API - expose an unique file identifier
Date Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:02:05 GMT

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Sergey Shelukhin commented on HDFS-7878:
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HdfsFileStatus is not inherited from FileStatus.
Do you mean dfs.getClient().getFileInfo(path)?

> API - expose an unique file identifier
> --------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-7878
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-7878
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Sergey Shelukhin
>
> See HDFS-487.
> Even though that is resolved as duplicate, the ID is actually not exposed by the JIRA
it supposedly duplicates.
> INode ID for the file should be easy to expose; alternatively ID could be derived from
block IDs, to account for appends...
> This is useful e.g. for cache key by file, to make sure cache stays correct when file
is overwritten.



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