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From "Andrew Wang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HDFS-240) Should HDFS restrict the names used for files?
Date Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:25:58 GMT

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Andrew Wang updated HDFS-240:
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    Target Version/s: 3.0.0-alpha2  (was: )

> Should HDFS restrict the names used for files?
> ----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-240
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-240
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>    Affects Versions: 2.7.2
>            Reporter: Robert Chansler
>            Assignee: John Zhuge
>
> When reviewing the consequences of HADOOP-6017 (the name system could not start because
a file name interpreted as a regex caused a fault), the discussion turned to improving the
test set for file system functions by broadening the set of names used for testing. Presently,
HDFS allows any name without a slash. _Should the space of names be restricted?_ If most funny
names are unintended, maybe the user would benefit from an early error indication. A contrary
view is that restricting names is so 20th-century.
> Should be or shouldn't we?



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