Hi bigtop !
FYI, there is a jira to generalize the filesystem tests, and there is the
HCFS Wiki page which is here: https://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/HCFS/
And martin has added some interesting updates to make the hdfs testing
repository a little more accessible to the broader mapreduce / hadoop
community, see https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BIGTOP-1032
In particular, by
1) removing the hard dependency on an hdfs shell, and
2) grouping tests differently
Would love some feedback on this jira or maybe we could organize a time to
discuss it more interactively, if it becomes more complex.