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From "Leif Wickland (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HDFS-5387) Documentation on FileSystem.createNewFile() is misleading
Date Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:06:45 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-5387?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Leif Wickland updated HDFS-5387:

    Attachment: FileSystem.java.patch

Here's my suggested change to the document's wording.

> Documentation on FileSystem.createNewFile() is misleading
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-5387
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-5387
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Leif Wickland
>            Priority: Trivial
>         Attachments: FileSystem.java.patch
> The documentation for FileSystem.createNewFile() indicates that it will return false
if it failed to create the requested file.  In fact, it will only return false if the file
existed before the function was called.  Also the function fails to mention that a race condition
can result in an exception be thrown if another process attempts to create the file at the
same time.

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