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Subject [3/5] git commit: ACCUMULO-1960 Update README for continuous ingest for agitator improvements.
Date Wed, 04 Dec 2013 03:02:15 GMT
ACCUMULO-1960 Update README for continuous ingest for agitator improvements.


Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: 0817cdc73d3dcfd5cfef53b57476a89f42f25490
Parents: 57af813
Author: Josh Elser <>
Authored: Tue Dec 3 21:53:32 2013 -0500
Committer: Josh Elser <>
Committed: Tue Dec 3 21:53:32 2013 -0500

 test/system/continuous/README | 8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
diff --git a/test/system/continuous/README b/test/system/continuous/README
index 62af7e3..713c18f 100644
--- a/test/system/continuous/README
+++ b/test/system/continuous/README
@@ -35,7 +35,13 @@ service that continually collect statistics about accumulo and HDFS. 
 Optionally, start the agitator to periodically kill the tabletserver and/or datanode
-process(es) on random nodes. This must be run as root.
+process(es) on random nodes. You can run this script as root and it will properly start
+processes as the user you configured in (HDFS_USER for the Datanode and
+ACCUMULO_USER for Accumulo processes). If you run it as yourself and the HDFS_USER and 
+ACCUMULO_USER values are the same as your user, the agitator will not change users. In
+the case where you run the agitator as a non-privileged user which isn't the same as HDFS_USER
+nor ACCUMULO_USER, the agitator will attempt to `sudo` to these users which relies on correct

+configuration of sudo.

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