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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-1906) JobConf should warn about the existance of obsolete mapred-default.xml.
Date Fri, 05 Oct 2007 18:45:50 GMT

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Doug Cutting commented on HADOOP-1906:
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> Although I guess it means you don't have to reconfigure immediately to try 0.15.

Yes, that's the key point.  We generally try to make it so that upgrading between major releases
should require no code changes, provided your code compiles and runs without warnings in the
prior release.  So the first step to removing anything is generating warnings.  For API changes,
this means they're deprecated for at least one release cycle before they're removed.  Other
changes are harder to know how to handle, but in this case a warning seems most consistent
with this compatibility policy, no?

> JobConf should warn about the existance of obsolete mapred-default.xml.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-1906
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-1906
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: conf
>            Reporter: Owen O'Malley
>            Assignee: Arun C Murthy
>             Fix For: 0.15.0
>
>         Attachments: HADOOP-1906_1_20071005.patch
>
>
> Since the mapred-default.xml is ignored after HADOOP-785, we should generate a warning
when it is present. Otherwise users forget to move the values to hadoop-site.xml and get 
confused when things don't work right.

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