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From "Till Rohrmann (Jira)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (FLINK-15794) Rethink default value of kubernetes.container.image
Date Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:21:00 GMT
Till Rohrmann created FLINK-15794:

             Summary: Rethink default value of kubernetes.container.image
                 Key: FLINK-15794
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLINK-15794
             Project: Flink
          Issue Type: Sub-task
          Components: Deployment / Kubernetes
    Affects Versions: 1.10.0
            Reporter: Till Rohrmann
             Fix For: 1.11.0, 1.10.1

Currently, the default value of the configuration option {{kubernetes.container.image}} is
set to {{flink:latest}}. This has the effect that we will always start the latest Flink version
independent of which version we are using to start the Kubernetes cluster.

I am a bit unsure whether this is a good or not so good behaviour and what the user would
actually expect to happen. Hence, this issue is more to discuss the pros and cons about the
current default value and whether we should set it to a fixed version.

One problem I could see is that we are providing some files from the local Flink installation
which might be incompatible with {{flink:latest}}. E.g. at the moment we think about upgrading
Flink's log4j dependency to log4j2. Log4j2 requires a different configuration file which will
most likely replace the existing {{log4j.properties}} file in Flink's binary distribution.
If we now start a K8s session cluster with an older version where we still have the old {{log4j.properties}}
file, then the logging might not work with a version where we are using log4j2. Hence, it
might be safer to fix the image version or at least do not allow that it uses a different
major version and only the latest bug fix version.

If we should decide to fix the version, then we would need to update the default value with
every major release. If this is the case, then the [release guide|https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/FLINK/Creating+a+Flink+Release]
needs to be updated.

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