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From "Yongjun Zhang (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HDFS-5767) Nfs implementation assumes userName userId mapping to be unique, which is not true sometimes
Date Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:07:19 GMT
Yongjun Zhang created HDFS-5767:

             Summary: Nfs implementation assumes userName userId mapping to be unique, which
is not true sometimes
                 Key: HDFS-5767
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HDFS-5767
             Project: Hadoop HDFS
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: nfs
    Affects Versions: 2.3.0
         Environment: With LDAP enabled
            Reporter: Yongjun Zhang

I'm seeing that the nfs implementation assumes unique <userName, userId> pair to be
returned by command  "getent paswd". That is, for a given userName, there should be a single
userId, and for a given userId, there should be a single userName.  The reason is explained
in the following message:

 private static final String DUPLICATE_NAME_ID_DEBUG_INFO = "NFS gateway can't start with
duplicate name or id on the host system.\n"
      + "This is because HDFS (non-kerberos cluster) uses name as the only way to identify
a user or group.\n"
      + "The host system with duplicated user/group name or id might work fine most of the
time by itself.\n"
      + "However when NFS gateway talks to HDFS, HDFS accepts only user and group name.\n"
      + "Therefore, same name means the same user or same group. To find the duplicated names/ids,
one can do:\n"
      + "<getent passwd | cut -d: -f1,3> and <getent group | cut -d: -f1,3> on
Linux systms,\n"
      + "<dscl . -list /Users UniqueID> and <dscl . -list /Groups PrimaryGroupID>
on MacOS.";

This requirement can not be met sometimes (e.g. because of the use of LDAP) Let's do some

What exist in /etc/passwd:

$ more /etc/passwd | grep ^bin
$ more /etc/passwd | grep ^daemon

The above result says userName  "bin" has userId "2", and "daemon" has userId "1".
What we can see with "getent passwd" command due to LDAP:

$ getent passwd | grep ^bin
$ getent passwd | grep ^daemon

We can see that there are multiple entries for the same userName with different userIds, and
the same userId could be associated with different userNames.

So the assumption stated in the above DEBUG_INFO message can not be met here. The DEBUG_INFO
also stated that HDFS uses name as the only way to identify user/group. I'm filing this JIRA
for a solution.

Hi Brandon, since you implemented most of the nfs feature, would you please comment? 


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