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From Joe Kumar <>
Subject Re: ClusterDumper - Hadoop or standalone ?
Date Fri, 03 Sep 2010 22:15:57 GMT
Thanks Jeff.
I'll make the code change and submit the patch to a JIRA issue.

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 2:45 PM, Jeff Eastman <>wrote:

>  On 9/3/10 5:31 AM, Joe Kumar wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Since ClusterDumper doesnt seem to have elaborate documentation, just
>> created a page
>> While playing around with clusterdump utility, I learned that it can be
>> run
>> on hadoop or as a standalone java program.
>> As most of you are aware, when executed on hadoop, the seqFileDir and
>> pointsDir should be the HDFS location else the local system path location.
>> Since some of the clustering related wiki pages specified that we can get
>> the output from HDFS and then run clusterdump, I was assuming that the
>> clusterdump would always read data from local FS.
>> I am not sure if newbies would have this same thought process.. So I was
>> thinking if we'd need to make this explicit by changing the help list of
>> clusterdump
>> Currently has
>>  addOption(SEQ_FILE_DIR_OPTION, "s", "The directory containing Sequence
>> Files for the Clusters", true);
>> Should we specify something like
>>  addOption(SEQ_FILE_DIR_OPTION, "s", "The directory (HDFS if using Hadoop
>> /
>> Local filesystem if on standalone mode) containing Sequence Files for the
>> Clusters", true);
>> and so on..
>> The problem with this approach is itz repetitive in that we'd need to
>> change
>> in quite a few places.. (I believe vectordump also follows the same
>> principle)
>> or
>>  +1 to generic message approach
>  should we modify CommandLineUtil to have a generic message in the help
>> specifying the fact that while running hadoop, the directories should
>> reference HDFS location else local FS.
>> How about adding it to the footer like
>> formatter.setFooter("Specify HDFS directories while running hadoop; else
>> specify local File System directories");
>> formatter.printFooter();
>> Appreciate your feedbacks / thots.
>> thanks
>> Joe.

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