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From Stack <st...@duboce.net>
Subject Re: LimitedPrivate and HBase
Date Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:20:20 GMT
On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 1:45 PM, Allen Wittenauer <aw@apache.org> wrote:
> 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....

The move from protected to private was an error rectified by HADOOP-7351.

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