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From "Christopher Tubbs (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (ACCUMULO-751) Support Wire Compatibility (between bugfix releases)
Date Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:37:23 GMT


Christopher Tubbs updated ACCUMULO-751:

    Fix Version/s: 1.5.0
> Support Wire Compatibility (between bugfix releases)
> ----------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-751
>                 URL:
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: master, thrift, tserver
>    Affects Versions: 1.4.0
>            Reporter: Mike Drob
>            Assignee: Christopher Tubbs
>            Priority: Critical
>              Labels: api, compatibility, versioning, wire, wireprotocol
>             Fix For: 1.5.0
> With the advent of the HA NameNode in HDFS, the need for planned Hadoop outages has greatly
diminished. I believe that Accumulo should follow suit and eventually allow for no-outage
> To support this feature, we would require wire compatibility between different versions
so that the cluster can continue to function in a mixed state. There are already contingencies
for master fail-over and tservers to leave/join the cluster, so I think this is a natural
extension of that code.
> To accomplish this for bugfix releases should be trivial. I think it is only necessary
to remove (or relax) the version check that happens when a tserver attempts to join. There
are rarely (never?) changes to the thrift protocol between bugfix releases, so theoretically
a 1.4.1 tserver is already compatible with a 1.4.0 master and vice versa.
> To maintain compatibility in the face of thrift protocol changes is certainly a harder
challenge, which might be best reserved for a separate ticket.

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