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Re: [VOTE] Direction for Hadoop development
On 12/07/2010 08:12 AM, Arun C Murthy wrote:
> Blocking extensions to SequenceFile is unreasonable as has been noted by
> several folks, there is no *technical* reason to do that.

The change to SequenceFile is incompatible with older versions of
Hadoop.  It changes the file's version number so that older versions
will not be able to read data written by newer versions.  This is a
technical issue.

Doug