On Mar 25, 2009, at 12:07 PM, Sangmin Lee wrote:
Many (and probably most) users of hadoop are using hdfs for batch  
As a result HA for name node has not received as high a priority as  
other projects since
batch jobs can wait while the name node is restarting.
Clearly this is not acceptable for non-batch use of hdfs.
Suresh has a rough prototype of HA'ed Namenode using linux HA that he  
is planning put in contrib one of these days (it is low priority
background task for him).

Sorry that I don't have a better answer.


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