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From "Ashutosh Chauhan (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-3225) NPE on a join query with authorization enabled
Date Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:01:35 GMT


Ashutosh Chauhan commented on HIVE-3225:

Can you upload the patch on jira?
> NPE on a join query with authorization enabled
> ----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-3225
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Security
>    Affects Versions: 0.9.0
>            Reporter: Francis Liu
>            Assignee: Francis Liu
> when performing a join query which filters by a non-existent partition in the where clause
> select t1.a as a1, t2.a as a2 from t1 join t2 on t1.a=t2.a where t2.part="non-existent";
> It returns an NPE. It seems that the partition since non-existent is not part of the
list of inputs (or maybe optimized out?). But the TableScanOperator still has a reference
to it which causes an NPE after tableUsePartLevelAuth.get() returns null.
> FAILED: Hive Internal Error: java.lang.NullPointerException(null)java.lang.NullPointerException
       at org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.Driver.doAuthorization(
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.Driver.compile(
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.Driver.compile(        at
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hive.cli.CliDriver.processLocalCmd( 
      at org.apache.hadoop.hive.cli.CliDriver.processCmd(
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hive.cli.CliDriver.processLine(
>         at
>         at org.apache.hadoop.hive.cli.CliDriver.main(
>         at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
>         at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
>         at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
>         at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
>         at org.apache.hadoop.util.RunJar.main(

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