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From "Bikas Saha (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-8409) Address Hadoop path related issues on Windows
Date Wed, 23 May 2012 20:41:43 GMT

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Bikas Saha commented on HADOOP-8409:
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For a moment lets retrace back to where the comments started. 
When I looked at the code it did not seem to me that the changes were allowing support for
a\b\c type Windows paths. It seemed like some places in Hadoop dev/test code were concatenating/manipulating
paths which did not deal with the c: properly when running on windows.
Is that not the case?
Which particular change are we discussing here?
                
> Address Hadoop path related issues on Windows
> ---------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-8409
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8409
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: fs, test, util
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.0
>            Reporter: Ivan Mitic
>            Assignee: Ivan Mitic
>         Attachments: HADOOP-8409-branch-1-win.patch
>
>   Original Estimate: 168h
>  Remaining Estimate: 168h
>
> There are multiple places in prod and test code where Windows paths are not handled properly.
From a high level this could be summarized with:
> 1. Windows paths are not necessarily valid DFS paths (while Unix paths are)
> 2. Windows paths are not necessarily valid URIs (while Unix paths are)
> #1 causes a number of tests to fail because they implicitly assume that local paths are
valid DFS paths (by extracting the DFS test path from for example "test.build.data" property)
> #2 causes issues when URIs are directly created on path strings passed in by the user

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