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From "Santhosh Srinivasan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (AVRO-1234) Avro MapReduce jobs silently ignore input data without '.avro' extension
Date Sun, 15 Sep 2013 21:20:53 GMT

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Santhosh Srinivasan commented on AVRO-1234:
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[~davebeech], can you make this optional to preserve backward compatibility?
                
> Avro MapReduce jobs silently ignore input data without '.avro' extension
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: AVRO-1234
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-1234
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.7.3
>            Reporter: Dave Beech
>            Assignee: Dave Beech
>             Fix For: 1.8.0
>
>         Attachments: AVRO-1234.patch
>
>
> The AvroInputFormat class explicitly checks each input path for a '.avro' extension.

> If only some of the input paths have the correct extension, the remainder are silently
ignored and not included in the job. However, if none of the input paths have the extension,
the job will continue and succeed even though no map tasks are allocated, and no work is done.
> This only happens using the old mapred API. The new mapreduce API version will happily
read files regardless of extension. 
> Is the check necessary?

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