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  1. Hive
  2. HIVE-3560

Hive always prints a warning message when using remote metastore



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 0.10.0
    • Fix Version/s: 0.10.0
    • Component/s: Metastore
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      This issue was discovered in HIVE-2585 and more details about why this issue was filed are available there.

      Currently if one sets hive.metastore.uris the following error will always be displayed:

      2012-07-24 15:23:58,647 [main] WARN org.apache.hadoop.hive.conf.HiveConf - DEPRECATED: Configuration property hive.metastore.local no longer has any effect. Make sure to provide a valid value for hive.metastore.uris if you are connecting to a remote metastore.

      The reason is javax.jdo.option.ConnectionURL has a default value and will never be null. I set this property in hive-site.xml and walked through the configuration loading in a debugger. If the value is not empty it takes effect, and is ignored if empty.

      Since javax.jdo.option.ConnectionURL has a default and cannot be unset, this warning will always be printed if someone sets hive.metastore.uris.

      Per the review comments, the error message was added to reduce user confusion, and prevent surprises by using the wrong metastore (either embedded or remote). In HiveMetaStoreClient.java we see a very clear info message printed saying that a remote metastore is used.

      LOG.info("Trying to connect to metastore with URI " + store);
      LOG.info("Connected to metastore.");

      Since we clearly communicate to the user that a remote metastore at the given URI is being used we'll remove that message. Additionally, to further clarify a remote metastore is used I'll make the following HiveMetaStoreClient logging change:

      LOG.debug("Trying to connect to remote HiveMetaStore: " + store);
      LOG.info("Connected to remote HiveMetaStore: " + store);

      The change is at debug level we print connection attempts, and always print which remote HiveMetaStore we actually connected to.


        1. HIVE-3560_logging_tweaks.1.patch
          3 kB
          Travis Crawford
        2. HIVE-3560_logging_tweaks.2.patch
          3 kB
          Travis Crawford

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