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From "Eli Collins (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-8195) Backport FileContext to branch-1
Date Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:43:40 GMT

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Eli Collins commented on HADOOP-8195:
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This would get the client side but not the server side, which would need to be backported
as well. I'm not planning to do this jira at the moment btw which is why I left it unassigned.
                
> Backport FileContext to branch-1
> --------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-8195
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8195
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: fs
>            Reporter: Eli Collins
>
> It's hard to get users to migrate to FileContext because they (rightly!) want their software
to work against Hadoop 1.x which only has FileSystem. Backporting FileContext to branch-1
would allow people to migrate to FileContext and still work against both Hadoop 1.x and 2.x
(or whatever we call it). It probably isn't that much work since FileContext is mostly net
new code with lots of tests. It's a pain to support the same code in two places, but we already
have to do that with FileSystem, and that's the cost of introducing a new API instead of improving
FileSystem in place.

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