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From "Aaron T. Myers" <...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Status of CheckpointNode and BackupNode
Date Tue, 16 Oct 2012 23:51:17 GMT
I'm also in favor of removing them. I've fielded many questions from users
about their status, how they compare to other daemons that exist, etc. All
I've seen them do is increase confusion among users and be a maintenance
burden on developers.

Aaron T. Myers
Software Engineer, Cloudera

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 12:12 PM, Eli Collins <eli@cloudera.com> wrote:

> Hey gang,
> Is anyone using the BackupNode and/or CheckpointNode?   I'm not aware
> of anyone using them, and the only outstanding related jira is
> HDFS-2064, which has been open for over a year and doesn't seem to be
> making progress.  For the past three years the code has only been
> maintained as part of other changes and test failures, which has
> frankly been a bit of a development tax.  Back in 2008 in HADOOP-4539
> the goal for the BackupNode was to eventually become a StandbyNode, it
> doesn't look like anyone is working on that.  Users get confused as to
> whether to use the 2NN or the CheckpointNode, and what the point of
> the BackupNode is since it's not provide HA or evolved. Unless someone
> wants to push on their evolution and actively maintain them I don't
> think it makes sense to keep them in the tree.  Thoughts?
> Thanks,
> Eli

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