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From Allen Wittenauer ...@apache.org>
Subject Re: LimitedPrivate and HBase
Date Mon, 06 Jun 2011 20:45:21 GMT

On Jun 6, 2011, at 11:34 AM, Stack wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 9:45 AM, Allen Wittenauer <aw@apache.org> wrote:
>>        I have some concerns over the recent usage of LimitedPrivate being opened
up to HBase.  Shouldn't HBase really be sticking to public APIs rather than poking through
some holes?  If HBase needs an API, wouldn't other clients as well?
> HBase uses public APIs.  A method we relied on went from protected to
> private.  Fixing this brought on the flagging of HttpServer with
> LimitedPrivate (HttpServer, the class flagged, is mostly internal to
> Hadoop but HBase, because, in part, of its subproject provenance,
> extends HttpServer providing its UI reusing Hadoop's log level, thread
> dumping, etc., servlets)

	So, no, HBase does not actually use public APIs....

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