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From "Eli Collins (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HDFS-259) Remove intentionally corrupt 0.13 directory layout creation
Date Fri, 29 Oct 2010 20:58:21 GMT

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Eli Collins commented on HDFS-259:
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Good catch Konstantin, I reverted the change. Todd's out of the office, if he doesn't update
the patch soon I'll get to it.

> Remove intentionally corrupt 0.13 directory layout creation
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-259
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-259
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>    Affects Versions: 0.22.0
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: Todd Lipcon
>             Fix For: 0.22.0
>
>         Attachments: hdfs-259.txt, hdfs-259.txt, hdfs-259.txt, hdfs-259.txt
>
>
> Given that 0.13 is incredibly old at this point, I think the likelihood of anyone trying
to start an 0.20+ namenode on an 0.13 directly layout is essentially nil. The intentionally-corrupt
"${dfs.name.dir}/image/" directory just serves to confuse new users at this point, so I propose
removing it.
> If no one objects, I'll submit a patch. If there are objections, I propose at least adding
a README explaining its purpose (same text as in the corrupt fsimage file)

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