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From "Christopher Tubbs (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (ACCUMULO-1583) RPC from "system" user with wrong credentials will kill a tablet server
Date Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:02:49 GMT
Christopher Tubbs created ACCUMULO-1583:

             Summary: RPC from "system" user with wrong credentials will kill a tablet server
                 Key: ACCUMULO-1583
             Project: Accumulo
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 1.5.0
            Reporter: Christopher Tubbs
            Assignee: Christopher Tubbs
            Priority: Critical
             Fix For: 1.6.0

I found this issue in the TabletServer code, where for certain operations (chop, compact,
flush, flushTablet, getActiveCompations, getActiveScans, halt, loadTablet, and unloadTablet),
the RPC user's permissions are checked (and they are expected to be the system user), and
if they aren't correct, the TabletServer will simply voluntarily kill itself. This is a problem,
because the TabletServer assumes it is the problem, instead of the incoming credentials.

The Master may rely on this behavior to force tablets to be unloaded if a TServer is bad.
However, it should probably just try to delete the lock in zookeeper instead. After all, if
it can delete the lock in zookeeper, it has the correct configuration, and it can be assumed
that the TServer is the one that is wrong.

(see o.a.a.server.tabletserver.TabletServer.checkPermission())

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