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From "john lilley (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ATLAS-764) Please replace winutil.exe
Date Mon, 09 May 2016 16:00:13 GMT


john lilley commented on ATLAS-764:

Sorry I realized that too late.  I am somewhat confused by restructuring of Hadoop help desk.

> Please replace winutil.exe
> --------------------------
>                 Key: ATLAS-764
>                 URL:
>             Project: Atlas
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: john lilley
> winutils.exe is an abomination and should be killed with an axe.  We have encountered
issues related to winutils.exe many times on many Hadoop distros.  The most common one is
being unable to find it.  The second most common one is incorrect arguments being passed to
winutils.exe by the calling program.  Because it is an external program, the compiler offers
no help in preventing errors in formatting arguments.  A confounding problem is that the common
log message complaining that winutils.exe was not found is often a red herring and leads to
numerous blind-alley searches for issues that are not winutils-related.

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