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From "Ivan Mitic (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HADOOP-8872) FileSystem#length returns zero for symlinks on windows+java6
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2012 03:56:12 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8872?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Ivan Mitic updated HADOOP-8872:

    Status: Patch Available  (was: Open)
> FileSystem#length returns zero for symlinks on windows+java6
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-8872
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8872
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1-win
>            Reporter: Ivan Mitic
>            Assignee: Ivan Mitic
>         Attachments: HADOOP-8872.branch-1-win.symlink0.patch
> RawLocalFileSystem does not work well with symbolic links on Windows. Specifically, calling
FileSystem#lengh on the path that is a symlink will return zero. This causes problems in some
objects that use LocalFileSystem to access local files. One example is a SequenceFile.
> The issue is caused by Java6 File#length returning zero for symbolic links on Windows.
On Java7, we will no longer have this problem.

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