Supported by libMapRClient for hadoop-0.20.2 and hadoop-2.x

Writes to the specified open file.

If the file is opened in write-only mode, writes start at offset 0 because write-only mode causes the content of the file to be truncated when the file is opened.

If the file is opened in append mode, data is appended to the end of the file.

If there are concurrent writes that start at the same offset, only the last write to finish persists.

If a call to hdfsSeek() moves the offset past the end of the file before a call to hdfsWrite(), the result is a hole in the file between the previous end of the file and the offset at which the write begins.

You can obtain the size of a file in bytes by calling hdfsGetPathInfo().

Flushes to the server happen automatically at intervals during a write operation. After a write operation is finished, either call hdfsFlush() explicitly or call hdfsFlush() implicitly by calling hdfsCloseFile() to be sure that any data remaining in the write buffer is flushed.

On error, pending write buffers are flushed to the server.


tsize hdfsWrite(hdfsFS fs, hdfsFile file, const void* buffer, tSize length)


Parameter Description
fs The handle of the filesystem where the file is located. Obtain this handle with one of the hdfsConnect() APIs.
file The handle of the file. Obtain this handle with one of the hdfsOpenFile() APIs.
buffer The buffer containing the data to be written.
length The number of bytes to write. This value cannot be zero. The maximum length of the buffer is the maximum size of the tSize data type.

Return Value

Returns the number of bytes written, -1 on error.

Check errno for error codes and meanings.