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From "Josh Elser (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HBASE-13520) NullPointerException in TagRewriteCell
Date Tue, 21 Apr 2015 02:43:59 GMT
Josh Elser created HBASE-13520:

             Summary: NullPointerException in TagRewriteCell
                 Key: HBASE-13520
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-13520
             Project: HBase
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: Josh Elser
            Assignee: Josh Elser
             Fix For: 2.0.0, 1.1.0, 1.0.2

Found via running {{IntegrationTestIngestWithVisibilityLabels}} with Kerberos enabled.

2015-04-20 18:54:36,712 ERROR [B.defaultRpcServer.handler=17,queue=2,port=16020] ipc.RpcServer:
Unexpected throwable object
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.TagRewriteCell.getTagsLength(TagRewriteCell.java:157)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.TagRewriteCell.heapSize(TagRewriteCell.java:186)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.CellUtil.estimatedHeapSizeOf(CellUtil.java:568)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.regionserver.DefaultMemStore.heapSizeChange(DefaultMemStore.java:1024)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.regionserver.DefaultMemStore.internalAdd(DefaultMemStore.java:259)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.regionserver.DefaultMemStore.upsert(DefaultMemStore.java:567)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.regionserver.DefaultMemStore.upsert(DefaultMemStore.java:541)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.regionserver.HStore.upsert(HStore.java:2154)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.regionserver.HRegion.increment(HRegion.java:7127)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.regionserver.RSRpcServices.increment(RSRpcServices.java:504)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.regionserver.RSRpcServices.mutate(RSRpcServices.java:2020)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.protobuf.generated.ClientProtos$ClientService$2.callBlockingMethod(ClientProtos.java:31967)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.ipc.RpcServer.call(RpcServer.java:2106)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.ipc.CallRunner.run(CallRunner.java:101)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.ipc.RpcExecutor.consumerLoop(RpcExecutor.java:130)
        at org.apache.hadoop.hbase.ipc.RpcExecutor$2.run(RpcExecutor.java:107)
        at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:745)

HBASE-11870 tried to be tricky when only the tags of a {{Cell}} need to be altered in the
write-pipeline by creating a {{TagRewriteCell}} which avoided copying all components of the
original {{Cell}}. In an attempt to help free the tags on the old cell that we wouldn't be
referencing anymore, {{TagRewriteCell}} nulls out the original {{byte[] tags}}.

This causes a problem in that the implementation of {{heapSize()}} as it {{getTagsLength()}}
on the original {{Cell}} instead of the on {{this}}. Because the tags on the passed in {{Cell}}
(which was also a {{TagRewriteCell}}) were null'ed out in the constructor, this results in
a NPE by the byte array is null.

I believe this isn't observed in normal, unsecure deployments because there is only one RegionObserver/Coprocessor
loaded that gets invoked via {{postMutationBeforeWAL}}. When there is only one RegionObserver,
the TagRewriteCell isn't passed another TagRewriteCell, but instead a cell from the wire/protobuf.
This means that the optimization isn't performed. When we have two (or more) observers that
a TagRewriteCell passes through (and a new TagRewriteCell is created and the old TagRewriteCell's
tags array is nulled), this enables the described-above NPE.

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