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From "Keith Turner (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-1717) accumulo should refuse to init or start with a directory of / (especially file:///)
Date Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:00:07 GMT

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Keith Turner commented on ACCUMULO-1717:
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I think its ok to just bail if someone is trying to init /.  In the off chance that someone
really wants this we can always add an option to init later.  I would not add this option
till someone ask for it.
                
> accumulo should refuse to init or start with a directory of / (especially file:///)
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-1717
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-1717
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: master
>    Affects Versions: 1.6.0
>            Reporter: Steve Loughran
>
> Accumulo is  happy to init the root directory of a file system. It's hard to see when
this would ever be a good idea, especially if that filesystem is file:/// . A sanity check
to catch this -a sign of a bad configuration- would stop accidentally damaging the filesystem

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