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  1. Apache NiFi
  2. NIFI-5000

ListHDFS doesn't list files from updated 'directory'


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.2.0, 1.3.0, 1.4.0, 1.5.0, 1.6.0
    • Fix Version/s: 1.7.0
    • Component/s: Extensions
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      ListHDFS lists files and saves the latest listed files' modified time - latestTimestampListed and latestTimestampEmitted in the `StateMap`. It is overriding `onPropertyModified` to check if the `Directory` or the `File Filter` has been modified and if they are indeed modified, it will reset the statemap variables to `-1L` so as to list all the files from the updated `Directory` or according to the updated `File Filter`. However it is not working as intended.


      1. Create two directories in HDFS
        1. > hdfs dfs -mkdir /test1
        2. > hdfs dfs -mkdir /test2
      2. Write files to the above directories in the following order:
        1. > hdfs dfs -put sample.txt /test1/t1_1.txt
        2. > hdfs dfs -put sample.txt /test2/t2_1.txt
        3. > hdfs dfs -put sample.txt /test1/t1_2.txt
      3. Configure ListHDFS and set Directory to /test1 and start the processor. It will produce two flowfiles: t1_1.txt and t1_2.txt
      4. Stop the processor. Configure and set Directory to /test2. Ideally the state variables (listed and emitted timestamp) should be reset and they should list the file t2_1.txt but it is not.
      5. Now put one more file to test2:
        1. > hdfs dfs -put sample.txt /test2/2_2.txt
      6. This would have listed the file t2_2.txt. File t2_1.txt is missed

      Little debugging helped me found that the `onPropertyModified` indeed works as intended but somewhere else the code still reads the last saved state i.e. the modified time of /test1/t1_2.txt


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                sivaprasanna Sivaprasanna Sethuraman
                sivaprasanna Sivaprasanna Sethuraman
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