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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: GenericRecord and passivity
Date Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:46:23 GMT
GenericRecord should work well in this context.  Can you provide a
complete example that fails?

Doug

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM, kulkarni.swarnim@gmail.com
<kulkarni.swarnim@gmail.com> wrote:
> Do we know if a GenericRecord is robust to schema evolution? I am currently
> seeing cases where I get an exception like the following if I try to
> deserialize an older record with a newer schema.
>
> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 8
>
> at org.apache.avro.io.parsing.Symbol$Alternative.getSymbol(Symbol.java:364)
>
> at org.apache.avro.io.ResolvingDecoder.doAction(ResolvingDecoder.java:229)
>
> at org.apache.avro.io.parsing.Parser.advance(Parser.java:88)
>
> at org.apache.avro.io.ResolvingDecoder.readIndex(ResolvingDecoder.java:206)
>
> at
> org.apache.avro.generic.GenericDatumReader.read(GenericDatumReader.java:152)
>
> at
> org.apache.avro.generic.GenericDatumReader.readRecord(GenericDatumReader.java:177)
>
> at
> org.apache.avro.generic.GenericDatumReader.read(GenericDatumReader.java:148)
>
> at
> org.apache.avro.generic.GenericDatumReader.read(GenericDatumReader.java:139)
>
>
> The newer schema just has a few more fields added to it and no names from
> the older schema were changed.
>
> Is this a known issue? Should a SpecificRecord be always considered when
> passivity is important?
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
> --
> Swarnim

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