Thanks for the quick response, Wenchen!

I'll leave this thread for early tomorrow so that someone in US timezone can chime in, and craft a patch if no one objects.

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 4:41 PM Wenchen Fan <> wrote:
PartitionReader extends Closable, seems reasonable to me to do the same for DataWriter.

On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 1:35 PM Jungtaek Lim <> wrote:
Hi devs,

I'd like to propose to add close() on DataWriter explicitly, which is the place for resource cleanup.

The rationalization of the proposal is due to the lifecycle of DataWriter. If the scaladoc of DataWriter is correct, the lifecycle of DataWriter instance ends at either commit() or abort(). That makes datasource implementors to feel they can place resource cleanup in both sides, but abort() can be called when commit() fails; so they have to ensure they don't do double-cleanup if cleanup is not idempotent.

I've checked some callers to see whether they can apply "try-catch-finally" to ensure close() is called at the end of lifecycle for DataWriter, and they look like so, but I might be missing something.

What do you think? It would bring backward incompatible change, but given the interface is marked as Evolving and we're making backward incompatible changes in Spark 3.0, so I feel it may not matter.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks in advance,
Jungtaek Lim (HeartSaVioR)