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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-10823) Resolve LATEST_TIMESTAMP to current server time before scanning for ACLs
Date Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:52:25 GMT

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Andrew Purtell commented on HBASE-10823:
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[~anoop.hbase] do you think the latest patch here is sufficient for now? 

Over time I think we should write more tests. One thing I worry about is I do not want to
scan more than once for all cells, but we may not be able to handle all corner cases in a
single scan. 

> Resolve LATEST_TIMESTAMP to current server time before scanning for ACLs
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-10823
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-10823
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 0.98.1
>            Reporter: Andrew Purtell
>            Assignee: Andrew Purtell
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 0.99.0, 0.98.2
>
>         Attachments: HBASE-10823.patch, HBASE-10823.patch, HBASE-10823.patch, test.patch
>
>
> Storing values with timestamps in the future is probably bad practice and can lead to
surprises. If cells with timestamps in the future have ACLs, permissions from those ACLs will
incorrectly be considered for authorizing the pending mutation. For sure that will be surprising.
> We should be able to avoid this case by resolving LATEST_TIMESTAMP to the current server
time when creating the internal scanner for finding ACLs in the covered cell set. 
> Documenting a todo item from a discussion between [~anoop.hbase] and myself.



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