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From "Reynold Xin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-11901) BytesWritable supports only up to ~700MB (instead of 2G) due to integer overflow.
Date Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:09:11 GMT

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Reynold Xin commented on HADOOP-11901:

Ping - can somebody merge this?

> BytesWritable supports only up to ~700MB (instead of 2G) due to integer overflow.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-11901
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-11901
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Reynold Xin
>            Assignee: Reynold Xin
>              Labels: BB2015-05-TBR
>         Attachments: HADOOP-11901 (3).diff, HADOOP-11901.diff
> BytesWritable.setSize increases the buffer size by 1.5 each time ( * 3 / 2). This is
an unsafe operation since it restricts the max size to ~700MB, since 700MB * 3 > 2GB.
> I didn't write a test case for this case because in order to trigger this, I'd need to
allocate around 700MB, which is pretty expensive to do in a unit test. Note that I didn't
throw any exception in the case integer overflow as I didn't want to change that behavior
(callers to this might expect a java.lang.NegativeArraySizeException).

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