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stack updated HBASE-19116:
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    Attachment: HBASE-19116.branch-2.001.patch

> Currently the tail of hfiles with CellComparator* classname makes it so 
> hbase1 can't open hbase2 written hfiles; fix
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>
>                 Key: HBASE-19116
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-19116
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: HFile, migration
>            Reporter: stack
>            Assignee: stack
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 2.0.0-beta-2
>
>         Attachments: HBASE-19116.branch-2.001.patch
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> See tail of HBASE-19052 for discussion which concludes we should try and make 
> it so operators do not have to go to latest hbase version before they 
> upgrade, at least if we can avoid it.
> The necessary change of our default comparator from KV to Cell naming has 
> hfiles with tails that have the classname CellComparator in them in place of 
> KeyValueComparator. If an hbase1 tries to open them, it will fail not having 
> a CellComparator in its classpath (We have name of comparator in tail because 
> different files require different comparators... perhaps we write an alias 
> instead of a class one day... TODO). HBASE-16189 and HBASE-19052 are about 
> trying to carry knowledge of hbase2 back to hbase1, a brittle approach making 
> it so operators will have to upgrade to the latest branch-1 before they can 
> go to hbase2.
> This issue is about undoing our writing of an incompatible (to hbase1) tail, 
> not unless we really have to (and it sounds like we could do without writing 
> an incompatible tail) to see if we can avoid requiring operators go to 
> lastest branch-1 (we may end up needing this but lets a have a really good 
> reason for it if we do).
> Oh, let this filing be an answer to our [~anoop.hbase]'s old high-level 
> question over in HBASE-16189:
> bq. ...means when rolling upgrade done to 2.0, first users have to upgrade to 
> some 1.x versions which is having this fix and then to 2.0.. What do you guys 
> think Whether we should avoid this kind of indirection? cc Enis Soztutar, 
> Stack, Ted Yu, Matteo Bertozzi
> Yeah, lets try to avoid this if we can...



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