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From "Colin Patrick McCabe (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HADOOP-9984) FileSystem#globStatus and FileSystem#listStatus should resolve symlinks by default
Date Thu, 26 Sep 2013 21:14:03 GMT

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Colin Patrick McCabe updated HADOOP-9984:
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    Attachment: HADOOP-9984.005.patch
    
> FileSystem#globStatus and FileSystem#listStatus should resolve symlinks by default
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-9984
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-9984
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: fs
>    Affects Versions: 2.1.0-beta
>            Reporter: Colin Patrick McCabe
>            Assignee: Colin Patrick McCabe
>            Priority: Blocker
>         Attachments: HADOOP-9984.001.patch, HADOOP-9984.003.patch, HADOOP-9984.005.patch
>
>
> During the process of adding symlink support to FileSystem, we realized that many existing
HDFS clients would be broken by listStatus and globStatus returning symlinks.  One example
is applications that assume that !FileStatus#isFile implies that the inode is a directory.
 As we discussed in HADOOP-9972 and HADOOP-9912, we should default these APIs to returning
resolved paths.

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