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From Suresh Srinivas <sur...@hortonworks.com>
Subject Re: [Vote] Merge The HDFS XAttrs Feature Branch (HDFS-2006) to Trunk
Date Mon, 19 May 2014 19:41:02 GMT
> I think you're alluding to the recent WebHDFS+ACLs compat JIRA here,

No. My comments was unrelated.

> but I
> don't think xattrs will hit the same issues. The xattr functionality is
> wholly contained within new RPC calls, and AFAIK didn't modify any existing
> client calls. You have to explicitly call "hadoop fs -getxattr" or similar,
> in which case it'll error if you're talking to an old server.

Sounds good, as long new client continues to work with the older server.

> Also note that this is just to merge to trunk, we'll be doing further
> compat testing internally before merging to branch-2.

Sounds good.

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