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From "Lefty Leverenz (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HIVE-11145) Remove OFFLINE and NO_DROP from tables and partitions
Date Sat, 18 Jul 2015 07:04:04 GMT

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Lefty Leverenz commented on HIVE-11145:
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They look good, thanks for the docs [~alangates].

> Remove OFFLINE and NO_DROP from tables and partitions
> -----------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HIVE-11145
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HIVE-11145
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Metastore, SQL
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0
>            Reporter: Alan Gates
>            Assignee: Alan Gates
>             Fix For: 2.0.0
>
>         Attachments: HIVE-11145.2.patch, HIVE-11145.3.patch, HIVE-11145.patch
>
>
> Currently a table or partition can be marked no_drop or offline.  This prevents users
from dropping or reading (and dropping) the table or partition.  This was built in 0.7 before
SQL standard authorization was an option. 
> This is an expensive feature as when a table is dropped every partition must be fetched
and checked to make sure it can be dropped.
> This feature is also redundant now that real authorization is available in Hive.
> This feature should be removed.



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