Affects Version/s: None
Hadoop Flags:Incompatible change, Reviewed
Release Note:RegionObserver#preScannerOpen signature changed
RegionScanner preScannerOpen( ObserverContext<RegionCoprocessorEnvironment> c, Scan scan, RegionScanner s) -> void preScannerOpen( ObserverContext<RegionCoprocessorEnvironment> c, Scan scan)
The pre hook can no longer return a RegionScanner instance.
Shipper is a IA.Private interface and very much internal..
Right now CP exposed RegionScanner is extending this and so exposing the shipped() method. This by mistake is called, can harm the correctness of the cells in the Results.
preScannerOpen() allowing to return a new Scanner is also problematic now. This can allow users to create a Region scanner from Region and then wrap it and return back (Well same can be done by postScannerOpen also), it can so happen that the wrapper is not implementing the shipped() properly. In any way exposing the shipped () is problematic.
1. Remove preScannerOpen() , the use case I can think of is wrapping the original scanner. The original scanner can be created by Region.getScanner way only.. May be no need to remove this hook. Just remove the ability for it to return a RegionScanner instance. Call this with the Scan object and the CP can change the Scan object if they want.
2. Let RegionScanner not extending Shipper but only RegionScannerImpl implements this
3. We have ref to the RegionScanner created by core and let that be used by RegionScannerShippedCallBack when the post hook doing a wrap.