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From "Henry Robinson (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HIVE-6648) Permissions are not inherited correctly when tables have multiple partition columns
Date Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:55:42 GMT
Henry Robinson created HIVE-6648:

             Summary: Permissions are not inherited correctly when tables have multiple partition
                 Key: HIVE-6648
             Project: Hive
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 0.12.0
            Reporter: Henry Robinson

{{Warehouse.mkdirs()}} always looks at the immediate parent of the path that it creates when
determining what permissions to inherit. However, it may have created that parent directory
as well, in which case it will have the default permissions and will not have inherited them.

This is a problem when performing an {{INSERT}} into a table with more than one partition
column. E.g., in an empty table:

{{INSERT INTO TABLE tbl PARTITION(p1=1, p2=2) ... }}

A new subdirectory /p1=1/p2=2  will be created, and with permission inheritance (per HIVE-2504)
enabled, the intention is presumably for both new directories to inherit the root table dir's
permissions. However, {{mkdirs()}} will only set the permission of the leaf directory (i.e.
/p2=2/), and then only to the permissions of /p1=1/, which was just created.

public boolean mkdirs(Path f) throws MetaException {
    FileSystem fs = null;
    try {
      fs = getFs(f);
      LOG.debug("Creating directory if it doesn't exist: " + f);
      //Check if the directory already exists. We want to change the permission
      //to that of the parent directory only for newly created directories.
      if (this.inheritPerms) {
        try {
          return fs.getFileStatus(f).isDir();
        } catch (FileNotFoundException ignore) {
      boolean success = fs.mkdirs(f);
      if (this.inheritPerms && success) {
        // Set the permission of parent directory.
        // HNR: This is the bug - getParent() may refer to a just-created directory.
        fs.setPermission(f, fs.getFileStatus(f.getParent()).getPermission());
      return success;
    } catch (IOException e) {
    return false;

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