As someone already pointed out, you are better off using the DistributedCache (http://hadoop.apache.org/common/docs/r1.0.3/mapred_tutorial.html#DistributedCache) for what you are trying to achieve...
On Aug 11, 2012, at 7:09 PM, Jay Vyas wrote:
> Sorry for the confusion... To be clear It is TOTALLY okay to jar up a text
> file and access it in hadoop via the class.getResource(...) api !
> 1) Hadoop doesn't do anything funny with the class loader, it just uses the
> Simple sun JVM class loader.
> 2) My problem was simply that I wasn't jarring up my text file properly.
> This was causing (obviously) all my mappers/reducers to not see my file.
> Thanks for all the responses they were helpful !
Arun C. Murthy