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Re: Partitioner in Hadoop 0.20

On Aug 4, 2010, at 8:38 AM, David Rosenstrauch wrote:

> Anyone know if there's any particular reason why the new Partitioner  
> class doesn't implement JobConfigurable?  (And, if not, whether  
> there's any plans to fix this omission?)  We're working on a  
> somewhat complex partitioner, and it would be extremely helpful to  
> be able to pass it some parms via the jobconf.

The short answer is that it doesn't need to. If you make your  
partitioner either Configured or JobConfigurable, it will be  
configured. The API class doesn't depend on it precisely because it is  
not required for all partitioners.

-- Owen