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From "Jakob Homan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-6234) Permission configuration files should use octal and symbolic
Date Wed, 18 Nov 2009 00:27:39 GMT

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Jakob Homan commented on HADOOP-6234:
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Patch for 20 looks good.  Essentially it is octal/symbolic umask settings in a universe where
sticky bits don't exist.

Comments:
* Line 379 - remove reference to t in comment
* Line 526 - Add back reference to X being prohibited
* Line 552 - Extraneous import of FSNamesystem

These are minor and otherwise +1.

> Permission configuration files should use octal and symbolic
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-6234
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-6234
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Allen Wittenauer
>            Assignee: Jakob Homan
>             Fix For: 0.21.0
>
>         Attachments: COMMON-126.patch, COMMON-6234.patch, COMMON-6234.rel20.patch, COMMON-6234.rel20.patch
>
>
> Currently, the settings for the default umask in Hadoop configuration files require the
input format be in decimal.  Considering that every admin in the world thinks of permissions
in octal and/or symbolic format, the config files should really use those two formats and
drop decimal.
> [... and, yes, I'm aware this breaks backwards compatibility.  But in this case, I think
that is perfectly acceptable.]

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