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From "Andrew Wang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-7337) Configurable and pluggable Erasure Codec and schema
Date Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:30:41 GMT

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Andrew Wang commented on HDFS-7337:
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>From looking at the protos, one other question I had is about the overhead of these protos
when using the hardcoded policies. There are a bunch of strings and ints, which can be kind
of heavy since they're added to each HdfsFileStatus. Should we make the built-in ones identified
by purely an ID, with these fully specified protos used for the pluggable policies? 

> Configurable and pluggable Erasure Codec and schema
> ---------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-7337
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-7337
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: erasure-coding
>            Reporter: Zhe Zhang
>            Assignee: Kai Zheng
>              Labels: hdfs-ec-3.0-nice-to-have
>         Attachments: HDFS-7337-prototype-v1.patch, HDFS-7337-prototype-v2.zip, HDFS-7337-prototype-v3.zip,
PluggableErasureCodec.pdf, PluggableErasureCodec-v2.pdf, PluggableErasureCodec-v3.pdf
>
>
> According to HDFS-7285 and the design, this considers to support multiple Erasure Codecs
via pluggable approach. It allows to define and configure multiple codec schemas with different
coding algorithms and parameters. The resultant codec schemas can be utilized and specified
via command tool for different file folders. While design and implement such pluggable framework,
it’s also to implement a concrete codec by default (Reed Solomon) to prove the framework
is useful and workable. Separate JIRA could be opened for the RS codec implementation.
> Note HDFS-7353 will focus on the very low level codec API and implementation to make
concrete vendor libraries transparent to the upper layer. This JIRA focuses on high level
stuffs that interact with configuration, schema and etc.



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