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From "Eli Collins (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HADOOP-8450) Remove src/test/system
Date Sat, 02 Jun 2012 23:26:23 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8450?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Eli Collins updated HADOOP-8450:

         Component/s: test
    Target Version/s: 2.0.1-alpha
            Assignee: Eli Collins
             Summary: Remove src/test/system  (was: tidy up src/test/system/c++/runAs)

Agree. Doesn't build or run on trunk or branch-2. Let's remove it.
> Remove src/test/system
> ----------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-8450
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-8450
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: test
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0-alpha
>            Reporter: Colin Patrick McCabe
>            Assignee: Eli Collins
>            Priority: Trivial
>         Attachments: hadoop-8450.txt
> runAs is a binary in the hadoop-common project.  It seems to allow you to run a hadoop
daemon as another user.  However, it requires setuid privileges in order to do this.
> * Do we still need this binary?  Who is using it and are there better solutions out there?
 My understanding is that setuid binaries are something we generally try to avoid.
> * If we do need it, can we add some documentation about it somewhere?
> * Should this binary be in the src/test directory?  It doesn't seem to be testing anything.
> Hopefully that covers everything...

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