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From "Brandon Li (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HDFS-5043) For HdfsFileStatus, set default value of childrenNum to -1 instead of 0 to avoid confusing applications
Date Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:11:49 GMT

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Brandon Li updated HDFS-5043:
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    Attachment: HDFS-5043.patch
    
> For HdfsFileStatus, set default value of childrenNum to -1 instead of 0 to avoid confusing
applications
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-5043
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-5043
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 3.0.0
>            Reporter: Brandon Li
>            Assignee: Brandon Li
>         Attachments: HDFS-5043.patch
>
>
> Per discussion in HDFS-4772, default value 0 can confuse application since it doesn't
know the server doesn't support childNum or the directory has no child.
> Use -1 instead to avoid this confusion.

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