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Re: Unused API in LocalDirAllocator
Hemanth Yamijala 2012-09-05, 04:48
Thanks. Filed https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8765.

Hemanth

On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 6:22 PM, Robert Evans <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I don't think it really matters that much.  The API is limited Private and
> unstable, so I would say just remove it, but fixing it is fine too.
> Either way file a JIRA on it.
>
> --Bobby
>
> On 9/4/12 6:34 AM, "Hemanth Yamijala" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>Stumbled on the fact that LocalDirAllocator.ifExists() is not used
>>anywhere. The previous usage of this API was in the IsolationRunner
>>that was removed in MAPREDUCE-2606.
>>
>>This API doesn't call the confChanged method and hence there is an
>>uninitialised variable that causes a NullPointerException. So, either
>>we can fix that, or remove the API if it's not required. This is also
>>one of the reasons why the IsolationRunner was broken in 1.0.
>>
>>Thoughts ?
>>
>>Thanks
>>hemanth
>