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From "Konstantin Shvachko (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-717) Proposal for exceptions thrown by FileContext and Abstract File System
Date Wed, 04 Nov 2009 02:36:32 GMT

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Konstantin Shvachko commented on HDFS-717:
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>> Should QuotaExceededException be a subclass of IOException, same as AccessDeniedException?
> All the exceptions except Interrupted exceptions are subclasses of IOException.

I meant QuotaExceededException should be a direct subclass of IOException as opposed to be
a subclass of FileSystemException.

> I disagree here. We should unwrap only the ones that are declared in the method signature.
> RPC/network exceptions should be thrown as RemoteException

I also considered RemoteException as a container for passing exceptions through RPC. If the
name-node throws an IOException the DFSClient should unwrap it and throw the original directly
rather than wrapped into the RemoteException. 

> Proposal for exceptions thrown by FileContext and Abstract File System
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-717
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-717
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Jitendra Nath Pandey
>            Assignee: Jitendra Nath Pandey
>             Fix For: 0.22.0
>
>
> Currently the APIs in FileContext throw only IOException. Going forward these APIs will
throw more specific exceptions.
> This jira proposes following hierarchy of exceptions to be thrown by FileContext and
AFS (Abstract File System) classes.
> InterruptedException  (java.lang.InterruptedException)
> IOException
>                 /* Following exceptions extend IOException */
>                 FileNotFoundException
>                 FileAlreadyExistsException
>                 DirectoryNotEmptyException
>                 NotDirectoryException
>                 AccessDeniedException
>                 IsDirectoryException
>                 InvalidPathNameException
>                 
>                 FileSystemException
>                                      /* Following exceptions extend FileSystemException
*/
>                                      FileSystemNotReadyException
>                                      ReadOnlyFileSystemException
>                                      QuotaExceededException
>                                      OutOfSpaceException
>                 RemoteException   (java.rmi.RemoteException)
> Most of the IOExceptions above are caused by invalid user input, while FileSystemException
is thrown when FS is in such a state that the requested operation cannot proceed.
> Please note that the proposed RemoteException is from standard java rmi package, which
also extends IOException.
>                             
> HDFS throws many exceptions which are not in the above list. The DFSClient will unwrap
the exceptions thrown by HDFS, and any exception not in the above list will be thrown as IOException
or FileSystemException.

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