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From "Aaron T. Myers (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-12990) Change default NameNode RPC port back to 8020
Date Mon, 08 Jan 2018 19:01:00 GMT

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Aaron T. Myers commented on HDFS-12990:
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Hey Nicholas,

bq. We should first discuss changing the current compatibility policy before this JIRA since
we have to change the policy before committing this.

Maybe I'm missing something, but what part of the existing compatibility policy would we have
to change? There's no question that this would be an incompatible change, and I don't think
any of us are suggesting that the policy should be changed to consider a change like this
to be compatible. Rather, I and others believe that this is an incompatible change worth making
from a pragmatic perspective.

My understanding of our compatibility policy is that it aims to describe all of what should
be considered incompatible, but that we can still make incompatible changes as long as we
mark them as such, call them out with release notes, and (like any change) no committer objects.

{quote}
It is not a good idea to discuss the policy here since many people will miss the discussion
by the summary of this JIRA.

I believe this won't be the only JIRA which likes to break the compatibility.
{quote}

Totally agree, but as described above I don't think we need to change the policy in order
to make this incompatible change.

Nicholas, to be totally explicit, are you opposed to making this change given the circumstances?
Or do you just think we need to discuss it further and more broadly?

> Change default NameNode RPC port back to 8020
> ---------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-12990
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-12990
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Task
>          Components: namenode
>    Affects Versions: 3.0.0
>            Reporter: Xiao Chen
>            Assignee: Xiao Chen
>            Priority: Critical
>         Attachments: HDFS-12990.01.patch
>
>
> In HDFS-9427 (HDFS should not default to ephemeral ports), we changed all default ports
to ephemeral ports, which is very appreciated by admin. As part of that change, we also modified
the NN RPC port from the famous 8020 to 9820, to be closer to other ports changed there.
> With more integration going on, it appears that all the other ephemeral port changes
are fine, but the NN RPC port change is painful for downstream on migrating to Hadoop 3. Some
examples include:
> # Hive table locations pointing to hdfs://nn:port/dir
> # Downstream minicluster unit tests that assumed 8020
> # Oozie workflows / downstream scripts that used 8020
> This isn't a problem for HA URLs, since that does not include the port number. But considering
the downstream impact, instead of requiring all of them change their stuff, it would be a
way better experience to leave the NN port unchanged. This will benefit Hadoop 3 adoption
and ease unnecessary upgrade burdens.
> It is of course incompatible, but giving 3.0.0 is just out, IMO it worths to switch the
port back.



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