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From "Daryn Sharp (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-8953) Shell PathData parsing failures on Windows
Date Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:15:13 GMT

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Daryn Sharp commented on HADOOP-8953:
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bq.  At this point, we'd prefer to work towards full test pass on Windows with minimal changes
to the current trunk code, and then refactor slowly towards the ideal state after we have
those tests as a safety net. This would be a conservative approach towards improving the codebase's
path handling logic.

I generally agree that minimal change is best.  I may not understand the whole problem here,
but it appears the cart is dragging the horse?  Ie. Are moving in the wrong direction with
{{FileSystem}} to appease a test?  Unfortunately the original patch was deleted (please don't
do that, just post another) so I can't refer back the problem in its entirety.

Note that the change to the {{PathData}} test is breaking what it's trying to test:  path
in = path out.  I spent a lot of effort trying to ensure that the output path matches the
input to allow scripts to easily parse the output when multiple args are given.
                
> Shell PathData parsing failures on Windows
> ------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-8953
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8953
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: fs
>    Affects Versions: trunk-win
>            Reporter: Chris Nauroth
>            Assignee: Arpit Agarwal
>         Attachments: HADOOP-8953-branch-trunk-win.patch
>
>
> Several test suites fail on Windows, apparently due to Windows-specific path parsing
bugs in PathData.

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