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From "Colin Patrick McCabe (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HDFS-3608) fuse_dfs: detect changes in UID ticket cache
Date Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:17:34 GMT

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Colin Patrick McCabe updated HDFS-3608:
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    Status: Patch Available  (was: Open)
    
> fuse_dfs: detect changes in UID ticket cache
> --------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HDFS-3608
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-3608
>             Project: Hadoop HDFS
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 2.1.0-alpha
>            Reporter: Colin Patrick McCabe
>            Assignee: Colin Patrick McCabe
>            Priority: Minor
>         Attachments: HDFS-3608.004.patch
>
>
> Currently in fuse_dfs, if one kinits as some principal "foo" and then does some operation
on fuse_dfs, then kdestroy and kinit as some principal "bar", subsequent operations done via
fuse_dfs will still use cached credentials for "foo". The reason for this is that fuse_dfs
caches Filesystem instances using the UID of the user running the command as the key into
the cache.  This is a very uncommon scenario, since it's pretty uncommon for a single user
to want to use credentials for several different principals on the same box.
> However, we can use inotify to detect changes in the Kerberos ticket cache file and force
the next operation to create a new FileSystem instance in that case.  This will also require
a reference counting mechanism in fuse_dfs so that we can free the FileSystem classes when
they refer to previous Kerberos ticket caches.
> Another mechanism is to run a stat periodically on the ticket cache file.  This is a
good fallback mechanism if inotify does not work on the file (for example, because it's on
an NFS mount.)

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