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From "Hadoop QA (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HDFS-3134) harden edit log loader against malformed or malicious input
Date Thu, 10 May 2012 00:13:47 GMT

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Hadoop QA commented on HDFS-3134:
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-1 overall.  Here are the results of testing the latest attachment 
  http://issues.apache.org/jira/secure/attachment/12526231/HDFS-3134.009.patch
  against trunk revision .

    +1 @author.  The patch does not contain any @author tags.

    +1 tests included.  The patch appears to include 1 new or modified test files.

    +1 javadoc.  The javadoc tool did not generate any warning messages.

    +1 javac.  The applied patch does not increase the total number of javac compiler warnings.

    +1 eclipse:eclipse.  The patch built with eclipse:eclipse.

    +1 findbugs.  The patch does not introduce any new Findbugs (version 1.3.9) warnings.

    +1 release audit.  The applied patch does not increase the total number of release audit
warnings.

    -1 core tests.  The patch failed these unit tests in hadoop-hdfs-project/hadoop-hdfs:

                  org.apache.hadoop.hdfs.server.namenode.ha.TestPipelinesFailover

    +1 contrib tests.  The patch passed contrib unit tests.

Test results: https://builds.apache.org/job/PreCommit-HDFS-Build/2397//testReport/
Console output: https://builds.apache.org/job/PreCommit-HDFS-Build/2397//console

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> harden edit log loader against malformed or malicious input
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-3134
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-3134
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: name-node
>    Affects Versions: 0.23.0
>            Reporter: Colin Patrick McCabe
>            Assignee: Colin Patrick McCabe
>         Attachments: HDFS-3134.001.patch, HDFS-3134.002.patch, HDFS-3134.003.patch, HDFS-3134.004.patch,
HDFS-3134.005.patch, HDFS-3134.006.patch, HDFS-3134.007.patch, HDFS-3134.009.patch
>
>
> Currently, the edit log loader does not handle bad or malicious input sensibly.
> We can often cause OutOfMemory exceptions, null pointer exceptions, or other unchecked
exceptions to be thrown by feeding the edit log loader bad input.  In some environments, an
out of memory error can cause the JVM process to be terminated.
> It's clear that we want these exceptions to be thrown as IOException instead of as unchecked
exceptions.  We also want to avoid out of memory situations.
> The main task here is to put a sensible upper limit on the lengths of arrays and strings
we allocate on command.  The other task is to try to avoid creating unchecked exceptions (by
dereferencing potentially-NULL pointers, for example).  Instead, we should verify ahead of
time and give a more sensible error message that reflects the problem with the input.

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