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From "Steve Loughran (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-12910) Add new FileSystem API to support asynchronous method calls
Date Sun, 13 Mar 2016 13:58:34 GMT

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Steve Loughran commented on HADOOP-12910:
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Exception-wise, I'd give the sync method and the future the right to raise IOEs; the future
may work best as wrapped

+1 for declaring everything as {{throws IOE}}.

bq. f we want to support Java 8 language features, we should also support it for FileSystem.

I was thinking in terms of having the async calls hook up to lambda expressions

> Add new FileSystem API to support asynchronous method calls
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-12910
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-12910
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: fs
>            Reporter: Tsz Wo Nicholas Sze
>            Assignee: Xiaobing Zhou
>
> Add a new API, namely FutureFileSystem (or AsynchronousFileSystem, if it is a better
name).  All the APIs in FutureFileSystem are the same as FileSystem except that the return
type is wrapped by Future, e.g.
> {code}
>   //FileSystem
>   public boolean rename(Path src, Path dst) throws IOException;
>   //FutureFileSystem
>   public Future<Boolean> rename(Path src, Path dst) throws IOException;
> {code}
> Note that FutureFileSystem does not extend FileSystem.



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