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From "Nezih Yigitbasi (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-10319) Hive CLI startup takes a long time with a large number of databases
Date Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:38:04 GMT


Nezih Yigitbasi commented on HIVE-10319:

[~jdere] I updated the patch. Seems like thrift 0.9.2 generated a lot of crap, with 0.9.0
the patch got way smaller. BTW I observed an inconsistency between the metastore interface
definition ([here|])
and the generated classes (see the corresponding generated class [here|]).
The field partitionnames is required in the interface definition, but it's optional in the
generated class -- probably the generated classes haven't been committed with that change.
My latest patch fixes this inconsistency, but not sure whether this may have a side effect
or not.

> Hive CLI startup takes a long time with a large number of databases
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-10319
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: CLI
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.0
>            Reporter: Nezih Yigitbasi
>            Assignee: Nezih Yigitbasi
>         Attachments: HIVE-10319.1.patch, HIVE-10319.2.patch, HIVE-10319.3.patch, HIVE-10319.4.patch,
> The Hive CLI takes a long time to start when there is a large number of databases in
the DW. I think the root cause is the way permanent UDFs are loaded from the metastore. When
I looked at the logs and the source code I see that at startup Hive first gets all the databases
from the metastore and then for each database it makes a metastore call to get the permanent
functions for that database [see |].
So the number of metastore calls made is in the order of the number of databases. In production
we have several hundreds of databases so Hive makes several hundreds of RPC calls during startup,
taking 30+ seconds.

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