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From Renato Javier Marroquín Mogrovejo (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (GORA-401) Serialization and deserialization of Persistent does not hold the entity dirty state from Map to Reduce
Date Tue, 03 Feb 2015 19:39:35 GMT

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Renato Javier Marroquín Mogrovejo commented on GORA-401:
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Hi guys, in my opinion we should bake this a little bit longer because once the code gets
in, it will be tougher to roll it back and get people to look into it. And also Alfonso stated
that the patch is ugly, maybe we can use that as an initial approach but find another one
that plays better with the current code base. Maybe we can release the tests to remind us
that we need to fix this.
I am a -1 to release this one in 0.6, but happy to see it in 0.7 :)

> Serialization and deserialization of Persistent does not hold the entity dirty state
from Map to Reduce
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: GORA-401
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/GORA-401
>             Project: Apache Gora
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: gora-core
>    Affects Versions: 0.4, 0.5
>         Environment: Tested on gora-0.4, but seems logically to hold on gora-0.5. HBase
backend.
>            Reporter: Alfonso Nishikawa
>            Assignee: Alfonso Nishikawa
>            Priority: Critical
>              Labels: serialization
>             Fix For: 0.6
>
>         Attachments: GORA-401-tests.patch, GORA-401v1.patch, GORA-401v2.patch, GORA-401v3.patch,
GORA-401v4.patch
>
>   Original Estimate: 35h
>          Time Spent: 21h
>  Remaining Estimate: 14h
>
> After removing __g__dirty field in GORA-326, dirty field is not serialized. In GORA-321
{{[PersistentSerializer|https://github.com/apache/gora/blob/master/gora-core/src/main/java/org/apache/gora/mapreduce/PersistentSerializer.java]}}
went from using {{[PersistentDatumWriter|https://github.com/apache/gora/blob/apache-gora-0.3/gora-core/src/main/java/org/apache/gora/avro/PersistentDatumWriter.java](/Reader)}}
to Avro's {{SpecificDatumWriter}}, delegating the serialization of the dirty field to Avro
(but really not desirable to have that field as a main field in the entities).
> The proposal is to reintroduce the {{PersistentDatumWriter/Reader}} which will serialize
the internal fields of the entities.
> This bug affects, for example, Nutch, which loads only some fields in it's phases, serializes
entities (from Map to Reduce), and when deserializes finds all fields as "dirty", independently
of what fields were modified in the Map, and overwrite all data in datastore (deleting much
things: downloaded content, parsed content, etc).
> This effect can be seen in {{TestPersistentSerialization#testSerderEmployeeTwoFields}},
when debuging in {{TestIOUtils#testSerializeDeserialize}}. Proper breakpoints an inspections
shows that, entities are "equal" when it's fields are equal. This is fine as "equal" definition,
but another test must be added to check that serialization an deserialization keeps the dirty
state.



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