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From "Brandon Li (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-4659) Support setting execution bit for regular files
Date Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:11:25 GMT

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Brandon Li commented on HDFS-4659:
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@Daryn, thanks for the hints.
Here the change is not to change the default file mode when the regular file is created. It
just allows the user to set execution permissions on file. 

                
> Support setting execution bit for regular files
> -----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-4659
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-4659
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: namenode
>    Affects Versions: 3.0.0
>            Reporter: Brandon Li
>            Assignee: Brandon Li
>         Attachments: HDFS-4659.patch, HDFS-4659.patch
>
>
> By default regular files are created with mode "rw-r--r--", which is similar as that
on many UNIX platforms. However, setting execution bit for regular files are not supported
by HDFS. 
> It's the client's choice to set file access mode. HDFS would be easier to use if it can
support it, especially when HDFS is accessed by network file system protocols. This JIRA is
to track the change to support execution bit. 

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