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From "Steve Loughran (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HADOOP-13278) S3AFileSystem mkdirs does not need to validate parent path components
Date Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:30:05 GMT

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Steve Loughran commented on HADOOP-13278:
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..or 
-an FS could have some parent limit which it wouldn't try to recurse up beyond.
-the special case of permission denied is somehow recognised as an IAM issue and skipped.
Problem: how to do that?

> S3AFileSystem mkdirs does not need to validate parent path components
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HADOOP-13278
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-13278
>             Project: Hadoop Common
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: fs/s3, tools
>            Reporter: Adrian Petrescu
>            Priority: Minor
>
> According to S3 semantics, there is no conflict if a bucket contains a key named {{a/b}}
and also a directory named {{a/b/c}}. "Directories" in S3 are, after all, nothing but prefixes.
> However, the {{mkdirs}} call in {{S3AFileSystem}} does go out of its way to traverse
every parent path component for the directory it's trying to create, making sure there's no
file with that name. This is suboptimal for three main reasons:
>  * Wasted API calls, since the client is getting metadata for each path component 
>  * This can cause *major* problems with buckets whose permissions are being managed by
IAM, where access may not be granted to the root bucket, but only to some prefix. When you
call {{mkdirs}}, even on a prefix that you have access to, the traversal up the path will
cause you to eventually hit the root bucket, which will fail with a 403 - even though the
directory creation call would have succeeded.
>  * Some people might actually have a file that matches some other file's prefix... I
can't see why they would want to do that, but it's not against S3's rules.
> I've opened a pull request with a simple patch that just removes this portion of the
check. I have tested it with my team's instance of Spark + Luigi, and can confirm it works,
and resolves the aforementioned permissions issue for a bucket on which we only had prefix
access.
> This is my first ticket/pull request against Hadoop, so let me know if I'm not following
some convention properly :)



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