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Where should we host Hadoop FileSystem plugins for 3rd Party FileSystems?
Stephen Watt 2013-05-21, 16:49
Hi Folks

My name is Steve Watt and I am presently working on enabling glusterfs to be used as a Hadoop FileSystem. Most of the work thus far has involved developing a Hadoop FileSystem plugin for glusterfs. I'm getting to the point where the plugin is becoming stable and I've been trying to understand where the right place is to host/manage/version it.

Steve Loughran was kind enough to point out a few past threads in the community (http://lucene.472066.n3.nabble.com/Need-to-add-fs-shim-to-use-QFS-td4012118.html) that show a disposition to move away from Hadoop Common containing client code (plugins) for 3rd party FileSystems. This makes sense and allows the filesystem plugin developer more autonomy as well as reduces Hadoop Common's dependence on 3rd Party libraries. I'm easy either way. I just wanted to verify that the community's preference is still to have client code for 3rd Party FileSystems hosted and managed outside of Hadoop Common before I take that direction.

Regards
Steve Watt