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From Nick Dimiduk <ndimi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSSION] Upgrading core dependencies
Date Wed, 08 Feb 2017 02:50:55 GMT
For the client: I'm a fan of shaded client modules by default and
minimizing the exposure of that surface area of 3rd party libs (none, if
possible). For example, Elastic Search has a similar set of challenges, the
solve it by advocating users shade from step 1. It's addressed first thing
in the docs for their client libs. We could take it a step further by
making the shaded client the default client (o.a.hbase:hbase-client)
artifact and internally consume an hbase-client-unshaded. Turns the whole
thing on it's head in a way that's better for the naive user.

For MR/Spark/etc connectors: We're probably stuck as it is until necessary
classes can be extracted from hbase-server. I haven't looked into this
lately, so I hesitate to give a prescription.

For coprocessors: They forfeit their right to 3rd party library dependency
stability by entering our process space. Maybe in 3.0 or 4.0 we can rebuild
on jigsaw or OSGi, but for today I think the best we should do is provide
relatively stable internal APIs. I also find it unlikely that we'd want to
spend loads of cycles optimizing for this usecase. There's other, bigger
fish, IMHO.

For size/compile time: I think these ultimately matter less than user
experience. Let's find a solution that sucks less for downstreamers and
work backward on reducing bloat.

On the point of leaning heavily on Guava: their pace is traditionally too
fast for us to expose in any public API. Maybe that's changing, in which
case we could reconsider for 3.0. Better to start using the new API's
available in Java 8...

Thanks for taking this up, Stack.

On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 12:22 PM Stack <stack@duboce.net> wrote:

> Here's an old thorny issue that won't go away. I'd like to hear what folks
> are thinking these times.
> My immediate need is that I want to upgrade Guava [1]. I want to move us to
> guava 21.0, the latest release [2]. We currently depend on guava 12.0.
> Hadoop's guava -- 11.0 -- is also on our CLASSPATH (three times). We could
> just do it in an hbase-2.0.0, a major version release, but then
> downstreamers and coprocessors that may have been a little lazy and that
> have transitively come to depend on our versions of libs will break [3].
> Then there is the murky area around the running of YARN/MR/Spark jobs where
> the ordering of libs on the CLASSPATH gets interesting where fat-jaring or
> command-line antics can get you over (most) problems if you persevere.
> Multiply the above by netty, jackson, and a few other favorites.
> Our proffered solution to the above is the shaded hbase artifact project;
> have applications and tasks refer to the shaded hbase client instead.
> Because we've not done the work to narrow the surface area we expose to
> downstreamers, most consumers of our API -- certainly in a spark/MR context
> since our MR utility is buried in hbase-server module still -- need both
> the shaded hbase client and server on their CLASSPATH (i.e. near all of
> hbase).
> Leaving aside for the moment that our shaded client and server need
> untangling, getting folks up on the shaded artifacts takes effort
> evangelizing. We also need to be doing work to make sure our shading
> doesn't leak dependencies, that it works for all deploy scenarios, and that
> this route forward is well doc'd, and so on.
> I don't see much evidence of our pushing the shaded artifacts route nor of
> their being used. What is the perception of others?
> I played with adding a new module to host shaded 3rd party libs[4]. The
> downsides are a couple; would have to internally, refer to the offset
> version of the lib and we bulk up our tarball by a bunch of megs (Build
> gets a few seconds longer, not much). Upside is that we can float over a
> variety of hadoop/spark versions using whatever guava or netty we want;
> downstreamers and general users should have an easier time of it too
> because they'll be less likely to run into library clashes. is this project
> worth finishing?
> St.Ack
> 1. I wanted to make use of the protobuf to-json tool. It is in the
> extra-jar, protobuf-util. It requires a guava 16.0.
> 2. Guava is a quality lib that should be at the core of all our dev but we
> are gun shy around using it because it semver's with gusto at a rate that
> is orders of magnitude in advance of the Hadoop/HBase cadence.
> 3. We are trying to minimize breakage when we go to hbase-2.0.0.
> 4. HBASE-15749 suggested this but was shutdown because it made no case for
> why we'd want to do it.

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