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From Eli Collins <...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: HDFS-758 in Hadoop-21 , Updates to Namenode health page
Date Mon, 07 Dec 2009 22:06:28 GMT
On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Sanjay Radia <sradia@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:

> On Nov 25, 2009, at 12:46 PM, Allen Wittenauer wrote:
>>    Then you'll have no issues patching other things in 0.21 that are
>> actual
>> bug fixes that also meet this criteria, right?  Or does this only apply to
>> things that Yahoo! is hitting/deemed worthy?
> Allen raises a good point that the rest of the community may  not need some
> of the features that Yahoo
> finds useful internally. It may clutter Hadoop unnecessarily.
> Most of these admin GUI improvements are pluggable.
> Perhaps this particular  plugin did not even need to go into trunk. It
> could have been made available as a separate downloadable or
> contrib module. This way folks can use it across releases and only if they
> need it.
> Further, there are a few new GUI improvements in the hadoop community that
> are proprietary - we should make it easier to create new admin plugins
> easily. This way users  can create new plugins that are useful to them
> internally; it also allows companies to create proprietary plugins for their
> customers.

+1 to administration plugins.

I'm also +1 to HDFS-758 going into 21, would be genuinely useful to several


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