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From "Karthik Kambatla (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-9124) SortedMapWritable violates contract of Map interface for equals() and hashCode()
Date Fri, 21 Dec 2012 01:21:13 GMT

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Karthik Kambatla commented on HADOOP-9124:
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Yes. The timeout should be high enough that we don't hit on expected runs of the test even
on slow systems, and low enough to bail out early if there is something terribly wrong going
on with the test.
                
> SortedMapWritable violates contract of Map interface for equals() and hashCode()
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-9124
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-9124
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: io
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.2-alpha
>            Reporter: Patrick Hunt
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: HADOOP-9124.patch, HADOOP-9124.patch, HADOOP-9124.patch, HADOOP-9124.patch,
HADOOP-9124.patch
>
>
> This issue is similar to HADOOP-7153. It was found when using MRUnit - see MRUNIT-158,
specifically https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MRUNIT-158?focusedCommentId=13501985&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-13501985
> --
> o.a.h.io.SortedMapWritable implements the java.util.Map interface, however it does not
define an implementation of the equals() or hashCode() methods; instead the default implementations
in java.lang.Object are used.
> This violates the contract of the Map interface which defines different behaviour for
equals() and hashCode() than Object does. More information here: http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/util/Map.html#equals(java.lang.Object)
> The practical consequence is that SortedMapWritables containing equal entries cannot
be compared properly. We were bitten by this when trying to write an MRUnit test for a Mapper
that outputs MapWritables; the MRUnit driver cannot test the equality of the expected and
actual MapWritable objects.

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