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From "Allen Wittenauer (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-7156) getpwuid_r is not thread-safe on RHEL6
Date Thu, 03 Mar 2011 16:27:37 GMT

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Allen Wittenauer commented on HADOOP-7156:
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Again, we're patching around a particular bug in a particular OS, just as we did in HADOOP-7115.
 This trend is very disturbing.  

If we really want to go down this road, then yes, this should be compile time.  But for now,
I'd rather just advertise "RHEL 6.0 is broken; don't use it" just like we do for JREs. 

> getpwuid_r is not thread-safe on RHEL6
> --------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-7156
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-7156
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 0.22.0
>         Environment: RHEL 6.0 "Santiago"
>            Reporter: Todd Lipcon
>            Assignee: Todd Lipcon
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 0.22.0
>
>         Attachments: hadoop-7156.txt
>
>
> Due to the following bug in SSSD, functions like getpwuid_r are not thread-safe in RHEL
6.0 if sssd is specified in /etc/nsswitch.conf (as it is by default):
> https://fedorahosted.org/sssd/ticket/640
> This causes many fetch failures in the case that the native libraries are available,
since the SecureIO functions call getpwuid_r as part of fstat. By enabling -Xcheck:jni I get
the following trace on JVM crash:
> *** glibc detected *** /mnt/toolchain/JDK6u20-64bit/bin/java: free(): invalid pointer:
0x0000003575741d23 ***
> ======= Backtrace: =========
> /lib64/libc.so.6[0x3575675676]
> /lib64/libnss_sss.so.2(_nss_sss_getpwuid_r+0x11b)[0x7fe716cb42cb]
> /lib64/libc.so.6(getpwuid_r+0xdd)[0x35756a5dfd]

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