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From "Stephen R. Scaffidi" <>
Subject Re: getting Hive table access times
Date Mon, 02 Jul 2012 11:46:35 GMT
On 06/28/2012 09:28 AM, Stephen R. Scaffidi wrote:
> I've written some code where I am trying to get the atime of my tables 
> in Hive. It's fairly simple - the method call in question is simply:
>   int atime = htable.getLastAccessTime();
> Where htable is an otherwise normal 
> org.apache.hadoop.hive.metastore.api.Table object.
> The question is this: does hive or hadoop store the atime of the table 
> in some metadata or does it rely on the filesystem?
> I ask this because I am getting 0 as the value for every table in my 
> cluster, and have just realized that the filesystem is mounted with 
> noatime!
> A secondary question is - if I can not get the atime using this API 
> call, is there another way to find out when a table was last accessed? 
> How?

Bump - should I be asking this on a different list?

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