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From "Kan Zhang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-6400) Log errors getting Unix UGI
Date Tue, 01 Dec 2009 02:29:25 GMT

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Kan Zhang commented on HADOOP-6400:
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> we should log the exception
+1.

> Log errors getting Unix UGI
> ---------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-6400
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-6400
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: security
>    Affects Versions: 0.20.1, 0.21.0, 0.22.0
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: Todd Lipcon
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: hadoop-6400.txt
>
>
> For various reasons, the calls out to `whoami` and `id` can fail when trying to get the
unix UGI information. Currently it silently ignores failures and uses the default DrWho/Tardis
ugi. This is extremely confusing for users - we should log the exception at warn level when
the shell execs fail.

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