1. Pig
  2. PIG-42

Pig should be able to split Gzip files like it can split Bzip files


    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
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    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: impl
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      It would be nice to be able to split gzip files like we can split bzip files. Unfortunately, we don't have a sync point for the split in the gzip format.

      Gzip file format supports the notion of concatenate gzipped files. When gzipped files are concatenated together they are treated as a single file. So to make a gzipped file splittable we can used an empty compressed file with some salt in the headers as a sync signature. Then we can make the gzip file splittable by using this sync signature between compressed segments of the file.

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        Benjamin Reed

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          Assignee Benjamin Reed [ breed ]
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          Workflow jira [ 12418372 ] no-reopen-closed, patch-avail [ 12425423 ]
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          Link This issue relates to HADOOP-5014 [ HADOOP-5014 ]
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          Status Open [ 1 ] Resolved [ 5 ]
          Resolution Won't Fix [ 2 ]
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          Link This issue relates to MAPREDUCE-1795 [ MAPREDUCE-1795 ]


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