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From Nathalie Blais <>
Subject Hiveserver crash with RStudio (using RJDBC)
Date Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:55:23 GMT

We are currently experiencing a severe reproducible hiveserver2 crash when using the RJDBC
connector in RStudio (please refer to the description below for the detailed test case). 
We have a hard time pinpointing the source of the problem and we are wondering whether this
is a known issue or we have a glitch in our configuration; we would sincerely appreciate your
input on this case.

Severe Hiveserver2 crash when returning "a certain" volume of data (really not that big) to
RStudio through RJDBC

Config Versions
Hadoop Distribution: Cloudera - cdh5.0.1p0.47
Hiverserver2: 0.12
RStudio: 0.98.1056
RJDBC: 0.2-4

How to Reproduce

1.       In a SQL client application (Aqua Data Studio was used for the purpose of this example),
create Hive test table

a.       create table test_table_connection_crash(col1 string);

2.       Load data into table (data file attached)

a.       LOAD DATA INPATH '/user/test/testFile.txt' INTO TABLE test_table_connection_crash;

3.       Verify row count

a.       select count(*) nbRows from test_table_connection_crash;

b.      720 000 rows

4.       Display all rows

a.       select * from test_table_connection_crash order by col1 desc

b.      All the rows are returned by the Map/Reduce to the client and displayed properly in
the interface

5.       Open RStudio

6.       Create connection to Hive

a.       library(RJDBC)

b.      drv <- JDBC(driverClass="org.apache.hive.jdbc.HiveDriver", classPath=list.files("D:/myJavaDriversFolderFromClusterInstall/",
pattern="jar$", full.names=T), identifier.quote="`")

c.       conn <- dbConnect(drv, "jdbc:hive2://server_name:10000/default;ssl=true;sslTrustStore=C:/Progra~1/Java/jdk1.7.0_60/jre/lib/security/cacerts;trustStorePassword=pswd",
"user", "password")

7.       Verify connection with a small query

a.       r <- dbGetQuery(conn, "select * from test_table_connection_crash order by col1
desc limit 100")

b.      print(r)

c.       100 rows are returned to RStudio and properly displayed in the console interface

8.       Remove the limit and try the original query (as performed in the SQL client application)

a.       r <- dbGetQuery(conn, "select * from test_table_connection_crash order by col1

b.      Query starts running

c.       *** hiveserver crash ***

Worst comes to worst, in the eventuality that RStudio desktop client cannot handle such an
amount of data, we might expect the desktop application to crash; not the whole hiveserver2.

Please let us know whether or not you are aware of any issues of the kind.  Also, please do
not hesitate to request any configuration file you might need to examine.

Thank you very much!

Best regards,



Nathalie Blais
B.I. Developer | Technology Group
Ubisoft Montreal

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