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From "Konstantin Shvachko (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-2404) HADOOP-2185 breaks compatibility with hadoop-0.15.0
Date Thu, 20 Dec 2007 01:57:43 GMT

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Konstantin Shvachko commented on HADOOP-2404:

We are not converging here. Your arguments are mostly about how the configuration should be
Doug, you are trying to kill two birds with this one:
- provide compatibility and 
- clean up the configuration mess.

I prefer to keep them separate and just concentrate on the compatibility. Because as this
issue reveals
common ground on the general configuration issue will be harder to achieve.

> I also have misgivings about mutating the configuration. Won't that confuse folks?

Interesting point. If somebody uses the default configuration and expects to be able to 
obtain a non-existing parameter, like "dfs.info.port" from it in some legacy code it will
And there isn't much you can do about it.
That is another reason for declaring this an incompatible change.

To summarize the above we have 4 proposals:
# Declare the port patch an incompatible change and ask people to change their configurations.
# Accept current conversion patch with all changes localized in one class, and revert it after
release 0.16. 
Although the practice of making application-specific changes in Configuration.java is a bad
# Provide static configuration parameter getters (and setters?) related to each component
and call 
them consistently within the code.
# Create a separate class ConfigurationConverter (packaged in hadoop.util?) with a deprecated

static method for conversion, and call the method in NameNode, DataNode, JobTracker, TaskTracker,
SeondaryNamenode, and DFSClient constructors.

I am in favor of 1, but I am ok with 2 and 4.

> HADOOP-2185 breaks compatibility with hadoop-0.15.0
> ---------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-2404
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-2404
>             Project: Hadoop
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: conf
>    Affects Versions: 0.16.0
>            Reporter: Arun C Murthy
>            Assignee: Konstantin Shvachko
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 0.16.0
>         Attachments: ConfigurationConverter.patch
> HADOOP-2185 removed the following configuration parameters:
> {noformat}
> dfs.secondary.info.port
> dfs.datanode.port
> dfs.info.port
> mapred.job.tracker.info.port
> tasktracker.http.port
> {noformat}
> and changed the following configuration parameters:
> {noformat}
> dfs.secondary.info.bindAddress
> dfs.datanode.bindAddress
> dfs.info.bindAddress
> mapred.job.tracker.info.bindAddress
> mapred.task.tracker.report.bindAddress
> tasktracker.http.bindAddress
> {noformat}
> without a backward-compatibility story.
> Lots are applications/cluster-configurations are prone to fail hence, we need a way to
keep things working as-is for 0.16.0 and remove them for 0.17.0.

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