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From "Aaron Greenhouse (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-3554) LineRecordReader needs more synchronization
Date Mon, 16 Jun 2008 15:25:45 GMT

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Aaron Greenhouse commented on HADOOP-3554:

Okay.  After reevaluating in the SVN Trunk (rather than based on the 0.17.0 source code),
the field maxLineLength also needs to be made final.

So, in summary
* If objects of the class LineRecordReader really are used by multiple threads, then the class
needs to be updated:
  - Make the fields start, end, and maxLineLength final.
  - Make the method getProgress() synchronized.
* Otherwise, remove the existing synchronization from methods next(), getPos(), and close()
and update the class documentation to indicate that instances are not thread safe.

> LineRecordReader needs more synchronization
> -------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-3554
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-3554
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 0.17.0
>         Environment: All java platforms
>            Reporter: Aaron Greenhouse
>         Attachments: LineRecordReader.patch
>   Original Estimate: 1h
>  Remaining Estimate: 1h
> LineRecordReader has three index fields start, end, and pos.  All of these fields are
long, which means that, in general, access to them is not atomic.  This can cause problems
if the fields are accessed without appropriate synchronization.  
> I propose the following changes to the class:
> - Make the fields start and end final.  This requires some minor changes to the constructor
LineRecordReader(Configuration, FileSplit).
> - Make the method getProgress() synchronized.

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