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From "Christopher Tubbs (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ACCUMULO-1933) Make unit on memory parameters case-insensitive
Date Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:34:03 GMT

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Christopher Tubbs commented on ACCUMULO-1933:
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Currently, omitting the "B" implies bytes, as that's the basic unit of memory, so maybe there's
no need to support another way to specify "bytes"? There is currently no way to specify "bits"
(because, as pointed out, that doesn't make sense). However, I still kinda think allowing
"b" is confusing to treat as "bytes"... especially if you get a pedantic networking person
configuring Accumulo.

Perhaps a good compromise is to allow "K", "M", and "G" to be case-insensitive (to permit
JVM configuration syntax), and leave "B" alone (I'm not sure JVM even recognizes "B")? We
could continue to document the upper-case as a preference, but be more tolerant of lower-case,
for these. That would satisfy the vast majority of cases, anyway, since the whole reason for
being able to specify units is to make it easier to specify kilobytes, megabytes, and gigabytes...
not bytes.

> Make unit on memory parameters case-insensitive
> -----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ACCUMULO-1933
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ACCUMULO-1933
>             Project: Accumulo
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: shell
>    Affects Versions: 1.5.0
>            Reporter: Josh Elser
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: newbie
>
> {{config -t my_table -s table.split.threshold=2g}} fails with a non-intuitive error.
> {{config -t my_table -s table.split.threshold=2G}} succeeds
> It would be nice for both to work.



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