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From "Suresh Srinivas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-9357) Fallback to default authority if not specified in FileContext
Date Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:35:16 GMT

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Suresh Srinivas commented on HADOOP-9357:
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[~andrew.wang] sorry I do not have time to look through all the comments. I see that this
commit has caused test issues. Are we trying to fix those issues by attaching more patches
to this jira? My suggestion would be revert this change and once all the discussions are done,
committing a new consolidated patch? Thoughts?
                
> Fallback to default authority if not specified in FileContext
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-9357
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-9357
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Andrew Wang
>            Assignee: Andrew Wang
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.0.4-alpha
>
>         Attachments: hadoop-9357-1.patch, hadoop-9357-2.patch, hadoop-9357-3.patch, hadoop-9357-testfixup.patch
>
>
> Currently, FileContext adheres rather strictly to RFC2396 when it comes to parsing absolute
URIs (URIs with a scheme). If a user asks for a URI like "hdfs:///tmp", FileContext will error
while FileSystem will add the authority of the default FS (e.g. turn it into "hdfs://defaultNN:port/tmp").

> This is technically correct, but FileSystem's behavior is nicer for users and okay based
on 5.2.3 in the RFC, so lets do it in FileContext too:
> {noformat}
> For backwards
> compatibility, an implementation may work around such references
> by removing the scheme if it matches that of the base URI and the
> scheme is known to always use the  syntax.  The parser
> can then continue with the steps below for the remainder of the
> reference components.  Validating parsers should mark such a
> misformed relative reference as an error.
> {noformat}

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