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From Colin McCabe <cmcc...@alumni.cmu.edu>
Subject Re: testHDFSConf.xml
Date Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:43:35 GMT
On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Jay Vyas <jayunit100@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello HDFS brethren !
> I've noticed that the testHDFSConf.xml has alot of references to
> supergroup.
> https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/hadoop/common/trunk/hadoop-hdfs-project/hadoop-hdfs/src/test/resources/testHDFSConf.xml
> 1) I wonder why this is hardcoded in the testHDFSConf.xml
"supergroup" is the default supergroup in HDFS.  Check DFSConfigKeys.java:

  public static final String  DFS_PERMISSIONS_SUPERUSERGROUP_KEY =

It seems fine to use "supergroup" in a test.  after all, we do control the
configuration we pass into the test.

> 2) Also, Im wondering if there are any good ideas for extending/modifying
> this file for a extention of the FileSystem implementation.
It would be interesting to think about pulling the non-hdfs-specific
components of TestHDFSCLI into another test; perhaps one in common.
 Theoretically, what we print on the console should be really similar, no
matter whether HDFS or some other filesystem is being used.  In practice,
there may be some differences, however...

I find it a little bit challenging to modify TestHDFSCLI because the test
is really long and executes as a single unit.  Breaking it down into
multiple units would probably be another good improvement, at least in my


Right  now im doing some global find replace statements - but was thinking
> that maybe parameterizing the file would be a good JIRA - so that people
> could use this as a base test for FileSystem implementations
> Depending on feedback im certainly willing to submit and put in a first
> pass at a more modular version of this file.
> Its in many ways a very generalizable component of the hdfs trunk.
> Thanks!
> --
> Jay Vyas
> http://jayunit100.blogspot.com

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