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From "Hairong Kuang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-6904) A baby step towards inter-version communications between dfs client and NameNode
Date Sun, 08 Aug 2010 18:04:20 GMT

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Hairong Kuang commented on HADOOP-6904:
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Hudson is stuck. I ran tests on my local box. Here are the results:

ant test-patch
     [exec] -1 overall.  
     [exec] 
     [exec]     +1 @author.  The patch does not contain any @author tags.
     [exec] 
     [exec]     +1 tests included.  The patch appears to i
     [exec] nclude 3 new or modified tests.
     [exec] 
     [exec]     -1 javadoc.  The javadoc tool appears to have generated 1 warning messages.
     [exec] 
     [exec]     +1 javac.  The applied patch does not increase the total number of javac compiler
warnings.
     [exec] 
     [exec]     +1 findbugs.  The patch does not introduce any new Findbugs warnings.
     [exec] 
     [exec]     +1 release audit.  The applied patch does not increase the total number of
release audit warnings.

Javadoc warnings are not related to this patch.

ant test:
BUILD SUCCESSFUL
Total time: 10 minutes 20 seconds

> A baby step towards inter-version communications between dfs client and NameNode
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-6904
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-6904
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: ipc
>    Affects Versions: 0.22.0
>            Reporter: Hairong Kuang
>            Assignee: Hairong Kuang
>             Fix For: 0.22.0
>
>         Attachments: rpcVersion.patch, rpcVersion1.patch
>
>
> Currently RPC communications in Hadoop is very strict. If a client has a different version
from that of the server, a VersionMismatched exception is thrown and the client can not connect
to the server. This force us to update both client and server all at once if a RPC protocol
is changed. But sometime different versions do not mean the client & server are not compatible.
It would be nice if we could relax this restriction and allows us to support inter-version
communications.
> My idea is that DfsClient catches VersionMismatched exception when it connects to NameNode.
It then checks if the client & the server is compatible. If yes, it sets the NameNode
version in the dfs client and allows the client to continue talking to NameNode. Otherwise,
rethrow the VersionMismatch exception.

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