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From "Bikas Saha (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-8973) DiskChecker cannot reliably detect an inaccessible disk on Windows with NTFS ACLs
Date Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:33:13 GMT

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Bikas Saha commented on HADOOP-8973:
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During Datanode startup it checks if the data dir permissions are 755. Using the above logic,
is there a hole in that check too because it does not imply that Datanode has permission to
read and write to that directory? DiskChecker is used to perform that check too using another
checkDir() method.
                
> DiskChecker cannot reliably detect an inaccessible disk on Windows with NTFS ACLs
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-8973
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8973
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: util
>    Affects Versions: trunk-win
>            Reporter: Chris Nauroth
>            Assignee: Chris Nauroth
>         Attachments: HADOOP-8973-branch-trunk-win.patch
>
>
> DiskChecker.checkDir uses File.canRead, File.canWrite, and File.canExecute to check if
a directory is inaccessible.  These APIs are not reliable on Windows with NTFS ACLs due to
a known JVM bug.

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