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From "Harsh J (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-7328) Give more information about a missing Serializer class
Date Sat, 25 Jun 2011 11:30:47 GMT

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Harsh J commented on HADOOP-7328:
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Is using nulls agreed upon? I'd like to scrap the r3 patch if so, and get the r2 one in instead,
so I can do the improvement on the MR side appropriately.

> Give more information about a missing Serializer class
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-7328
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-7328
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: io
>    Affects Versions: 0.20.2
>            Reporter: Harsh J
>            Assignee: Harsh J
>              Labels: io, serialization
>             Fix For: 0.23.0
>
>         Attachments: HADOOP-7328.r1.diff, HADOOP-7328.r2.diff, HADOOP-7328.r3.diff
>
>
> When you have a key/value class that's non Writable and you forget to attach io.serializers
for the same, an NPE is thrown by the tasks with no information on why or what's missing and
what led to it. I think a better exception can be thrown by SerializationFactory instead of
an NPE when a class is not found accepted by any of the loaded ones.

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