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From Matei Zaharia <matei.zaha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Spark to utilize HDFS's mmap caching
Date Mon, 12 May 2014 19:14:08 GMT
That API is something the HDFS administrator uses outside of any application to tell HDFS to
cache certain files or directories. But once you’ve done that, any existing HDFS client
accesses them directly from the cache.

Matei

On May 12, 2014, at 11:10 AM, Marcelo Vanzin <vanzin@cloudera.com> wrote:

> Is that true? I believe that API Chanwit is talking about requires
> explicitly asking for files to be cached in HDFS.
> 
> Spark automatically benefits from the kernel's page cache (i.e. if
> some block is in the kernel's page cache, it will be read more
> quickly). But the explicit HDFS cache is a different thing; Spark
> applications that want to use it would have to explicitly call the
> respective HDFS APIs.
> 
> On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 11:04 PM, Matei Zaharia <matei.zaharia@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Yes, Spark goes through the standard HDFS client and will automatically benefit from
this.
>> 
>> Matei
>> 
>> On May 8, 2014, at 4:43 AM, Chanwit Kaewkasi <chanwit@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> Can Spark (0.9.x) utilize the caching feature in HDFS 2.3 via
>>> sc.textFile() and other HDFS-related APIs?
>>> 
>>> http://hadoop.apache.org/docs/r2.3.0/hadoop-project-dist/hadoop-hdfs/CentralizedCacheManagement.html
>>> 
>>> Best regards,
>>> 
>>> -chanwit
>>> 
>>> --
>>> Chanwit Kaewkasi
>>> linkedin.com/in/chanwit
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Marcelo


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