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From "Steve Loughran (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-6984) In Hadoop 3, make FileStatus serialize itself via protobuf
Date Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:55:52 GMT

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Steve Loughran commented on HDFS-6984:

What is there in the hadoop compat guidelines about serialize/writable compat. Wire compatibility
is covered to the extent of protobuf, but not much else.

to be ruthless, I'd propose something like "protobuf-serialized data: compatible across minor
versions; may break over major", java serializable: less/none.

where java serialization is going to cause problems if versions change is in things like spark
checkpointing, which uses java or kryo ser/deser. They'll have to expect failures on point
updates. I don't see spark itself stating anything there either

> In Hadoop 3, make FileStatus serialize itself via protobuf
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HDFS-6984
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-6984
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 3.0.0-alpha1
>            Reporter: Colin P. McCabe
>            Assignee: Colin P. McCabe
>              Labels: BB2015-05-TBR
>         Attachments: HDFS-6984.001.patch, HDFS-6984.002.patch, HDFS-6984.003.patch, HDFS-6984.nowritable.patch
> FileStatus was a Writable in Hadoop 2 and earlier.  Originally, we used this to serialize
it and send it over the wire.  But in Hadoop 2 and later, we have the protobuf {{HdfsFileStatusProto}}
which serves to serialize this information.  The protobuf form is preferable, since it allows
us to add new fields in a backwards-compatible way.  Another issue is that already a lot of
subclasses of FileStatus don't override the Writable methods of the superclass, breaking the
interface contract that read(status.write) should be equal to the original status.
> In Hadoop 3, we should just make FileStatus serialize itself via protobuf so that we
don't have to deal with these issues.  It's probably too late to do this in Hadoop 2, since
user code may be relying on the existing FileStatus serialization there.

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