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From "Chris Douglas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-11026) Convert BlockTokenIdentifier to use Protobuf
Date Tue, 13 Dec 2016 19:26:58 GMT

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Chris Douglas commented on HDFS-11026:

bq. Why do we need to upgrade to a "recent 2.x release" before upgrading to 3.0?
Sorry, that was poorly phrased. That's not a requirement, but an expectation. To take this
JIRA as an example: a 2.x client could work with protobuf tokens issued by a 3.x cluster,
but only if it was a recent 2.x release containing this improvement. As we discover (and create)
more of these cases, rolling upgrades and interop across 2.x/3.y may establish a minimum x,
in some settings.

The suggestion was to backport this change, so 2.9 clients would understand protobuf tokens,
even though 2.x servers won't issue them and 3.x servers will only issue them when configured.

> Convert BlockTokenIdentifier to use Protobuf
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-11026
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-11026
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: hdfs, hdfs-client
>    Affects Versions: 2.9.0, 3.0.0-alpha1
>            Reporter: Ewan Higgs
>             Fix For: 3.0.0-alpha2
>         Attachments: HDFS-11026.002.patch, HDFS-11026.003.patch, blocktokenidentifier-protobuf.patch
> {{BlockTokenIdentifier}} currently uses a {{DataInput}}/{{DataOutput}} (basically a {{byte[]}})
and manual serialization to get data into and out of the encrypted buffer (in {{BlockKeyProto}}).
Other TokenIdentifiers (e.g. {{ContainerTokenIdentifier}}, {{AMRMTokenIdentifier}}) use Protobuf.
The {{BlockTokenIdenfitier}} should use Protobuf as well so it can be expanded more easily
and will be consistent with the rest of the system.
> NB: Release of this will require a version update since 2.8.x won't be able to decipher
{{BlockKeyProto.keyBytes}} from 2.8.y.

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