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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: Planning for (eventual) removal of instance.dfs.{uri,dir}
Date Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:02:27 GMT
Christopher wrote:
> So,
> instance.volumes replaces instance.dfs.uri and instance.dfs.dir in 1.6.
> But, what's our long-term plan for these? I ask, because we still have
> internal code that uses instance.dfs.uri to resolve relative paths.
> Should we force these to be re-written at some point (maybe on upgrade to
> 1.7)? Should we continue to support the deprecated properties indefinitely
> and continue the lazy re-write-on-compact? Do we transition by requiring
> instance.volumes to specify the volumes, and only use the old properties to
> resolve relative paths?

+1 Making a utility that does the upgrade would be so nice over trying 
to get everything else right ourselves. 2.0 sounds like a good time to 
do it (since we deprecated the properties in 1.6.0)

> My personal view is that we should provide an upgrade-prep/check tool prior
> to upgrade to 2.0, which checks and/or re-writes paths and verifies that
> instance.volumes is set.
> Does anybody have a different opinion on this?
> --
> Christopher L Tubbs II

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