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From "Tsz Wo Nicholas Sze (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-9924) [umbrella] Asynchronous HDFS Access
Date Wed, 09 Mar 2016 19:28:40 GMT

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Tsz Wo Nicholas Sze commented on HDFS-9924:
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Thanks [~bobhansen], supporting callback is a good idea.  We may allow user to register callbacks
when it makes an async call.  For example, we may support [ListenableFuture|http://docs.guava-libraries.googlecode.com/git/javadoc/com/google/common/util/concurrent/ListenableFuture.html].
 Let me put it as a subtask.

> [umbrella] Asynchronous HDFS Access
> -----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-9924
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-9924
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: fs
>            Reporter: Tsz Wo Nicholas Sze
>            Assignee: Xiaobing Zhou
>
> This is an umbrella JIRA for supporting Asynchronous HDFS Access.
> Currently, all the API methods are blocking calls -- the caller is blocked until the
method returns.  It is very slow if a client makes a large number of independent calls in
a single thread since each call has to wait until the previous call is finished.  It is inefficient
if a client needs to create a large number of threads to invoke the calls.
> We propose adding a new API to support asynchronous calls, i.e. the caller is not blocked.
 The methods in the new API immediately return a Java Future object.  The return value can
be obtained by the usual Future.get() method.



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