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From "Aaron T. Myers (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-8244) Improve comments on ByteBufferReadable.read
Date Wed, 04 Apr 2012 23:34:24 GMT

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Aaron T. Myers commented on HADOOP-8244:
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+1, the patch looks good to me. I'm going to commit this momentarily.
                
> Improve comments on ByteBufferReadable.read
> -------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-8244
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8244
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Henry Robinson
>            Assignee: Henry Robinson
>         Attachments: HADOOP-8244.0.patch, HADOOP-8244.1.patch
>
>
> There are a couple of ways in which the comment on ByteBufferReadable.read can be improved.
Since this is a public-facing API with potentially many implementations, it's worth taking
the time to get it right.
> * We should describe what can become of the byte buffer state in the case of an exception
(is the limit changed? where's the position?). For the DFSInputStream implementation, position
and limit are unchanged if there is an error, but I don't think that's the right think to
mandate for all implementations. 
> * We should mention explicitly that 0-byte reads are legitimate - this is particularly
important in light of HDFS-3110 which detects support for direct reads by issuing a 0-byte
read from libhdfs. 

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