In `Configuration.java`, the `getBoolean` can accept any valueString and return the default value for any string except “true” or “false” (ignoring case):
If the user misspells some boolean configuration value, for example, “true” to “ture”, then getBoolean will directly return the default value without logging any warning message. If the default value is “false”, then Hadoop is actually using a totally different value (“false”) compared to the user’s expectation (“true”) and the user even doesn’t know it.
This can lead to serious issues, especially regarding security features.
Other projects such as Alluxio are doing more rigorous and explicit check.
in which the getBoolean method will fail immediately if the value is invalid.
We can log one warning message before getBoolean return the default value for unrecognized value:
I attach a patch to log the warning message.