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From Sean Owen <so...@cloudera.com>
Subject Re: Accidental kill in UI
Date Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:16:02 GMT
(FWIW yes I think this should certainly be a POST. The link can become
a miniature form to achieve this and then the endpoint just needs to
accept POST only. You should propose a pull request.)

On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 12:51 PM, Joe Wass <jwass@crossref.org> wrote:
> So I had a Spark job with various failures, and I decided to kill it and
> start again. I clicked the 'kill' link in the web console, restarted the job
> on the command line and headed back to the web console and refreshed to see
> how my job was doing... the URL at the time was:
>
> /stages/stage/kill?id=1&terminate=true
>
> Which of course terminated the stage again. No loss, but if I'd waited a few
> hours before doing that, I would have lost data.
>
> I know to be careful next time, but isn't 'don't modify state as a result of
> a GET request' the first rule of HTTP? It could lead to an expensive
> mistake. Making this a POST would be a simple fix.
>
> Does anyone else think this is worth creating an issue for?
>
>

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