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From "Timo Walther (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FLINK-9202) AvroSerializer should not be serializing the target Avro type class
Date Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:35:00 GMT

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Timo Walther commented on FLINK-9202:
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I could reproduce the exception {{"local class incompatible: stream classdesc serialVersionUID
= -5332488931363852176, local class serialVersionUID = -8084632352057382365"}}. Will work
on fix.

> AvroSerializer should not be serializing the target Avro type class
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FLINK-9202
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-9202
>             Project: Flink
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Type Serialization System
>            Reporter: Tzu-Li (Gordon) Tai
>            Assignee: Timo Walther
>            Priority: Critical
>
> The {{AvroSerializer}} contains this field which is written when the serializer is written
into savepoints:
> [https://github.com/apache/flink/blob/be7c89596a3b9cd8805a90aaf32336ec2759a1f7/flink-formats/flink-avro/src/main/java/org/apache/flink/formats/avro/typeutils/AvroSerializer.java#L78]
> This causes Avro schema evolution to not work properly, because Avro generated classes
have non-fixed serialVersionUIDs. Once a new Avro class is generated with a new schema, that
class can not be loaded on restore due to incompatible UIDs, and thus the serializer can not
be successfully deserialized.
> A possible solution would be to only write the classname, and dynamically load the class
into a transient field.



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