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From "Aaron T. Myers (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-4148) disallow modification on RO snapshots
Date Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:35:12 GMT

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Aaron T. Myers commented on HDFS-4148:
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How about a hybrid solution along the following lines:

* Keep SnapshotException as it is used today, i.e. only for snaphot-related operations.
* Introduce a new SnapshotAccessControlException which extends AccessControlException.
* Have this patch throw the new SnapshotAccessControlException wherever a user tries to modify
a RO snapshot.

This way programs which currently handle AccessControlException won't have to be changed,
but programs that do want to differentiate on this basis will be able to catch a specific
exception. This also has the advantage of not conflating client access errors with snapshot
operations exceptions, which I think are semantically different types of errors.
                
>  disallow modification on RO snapshots
> --------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-4148
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-4148
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: name-node
>    Affects Versions: Snapshot (HDFS-2802)
>            Reporter: Brandon Li
>            Assignee: Brandon Li
>         Attachments: HDFS-4148.patch, HDFS-4148.patch
>
>
> disallow modification on RO snapshots, including create, append, setReplication/Permission/Owner,
rename, delete, makedir, setQuota/Time, createSymlink. 

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