Class NullOutputFormat<K,V>

  extended by org.apache.hadoop.mapred.lib.NullOutputFormat<K,V>
All Implemented Interfaces:

public class NullOutputFormat<K,V>
extends Object
implements OutputFormat<K,V>

Consume all outputs and put them in /dev/null.

Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 void checkOutputSpecs(FileSystem ignored, JobConf job)
          Check for validity of the output-specification for the job.
 RecordWriter<K,V> getRecordWriter(FileSystem ignored, JobConf job, String name, Progressable progress)
          Get the RecordWriter for the given job.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public NullOutputFormat()
Method Detail


public RecordWriter<K,V> getRecordWriter(FileSystem ignored,
                                         JobConf job,
                                         String name,
                                         Progressable progress)
Description copied from interface: OutputFormat
Get the RecordWriter for the given job.

Specified by:
getRecordWriter in interface OutputFormat<K,V>
job - configuration for the job whose output is being written.
name - the unique name for this part of the output.
progress - mechanism for reporting progress while writing to file.
a RecordWriter to write the output for the job.


public void checkOutputSpecs(FileSystem ignored,
                             JobConf job)
Description copied from interface: OutputFormat
Check for validity of the output-specification for the job.

This is to validate the output specification for the job when it is a job is submitted. Typically checks that it does not already exist, throwing an exception when it already exists, so that output is not overwritten.

Specified by:
checkOutputSpecs in interface OutputFormat<K,V>
job - job configuration.

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