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From Thejas Nair <>
Subject Re: I'd like to change verifyAndSet in HiveConf
Date Thu, 22 May 2014 20:17:09 GMT
If the verifyAndSet in HiveConf is changed to log a warning instead of
throwing an error, it would mean that any "set
<>=abc;" would result in a warning instead of an
This would not be the right behavior IMO, a command that did not
succeed should throw an error.

I think a better approach would be to support ability to have a
beeline specific property, which if set does not use the common HIVE
env properties.

On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 9:36 AM, Lars Francke <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just run into a problem with verifyAndSet in HiveConf. It throws
> an exception when someone tries to use a blacklisted property. We've
> blacklisted hive.aux.jars.path amongst others.
> But we're using the same environment variables for client and server.
> With Hadoop this is no problem, it logs a warning when one tries to
> override a final parameter but Hive now fails on connection startup
> because the client tries to set hive.aux.jars.path making beeline
> pretty much unusable.
> This only happens since
> was fixed as it wasn't
> passed on before.
> Is there any good reason why we can't change this behavior and instead
> of throwing an exception just log and ignore?
> I'm happy to create an issue and submit a patch just wanted to ask
> first if I'm missing anything.
> Cheers,
> Lars

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