When the file path specified in Hive statements like 'create external table' does not exists, Ranger Hive authorizer checks for permissions in all child objects of the given path's parent directory. This can be error prone and also if the parent directory contains a large number of files/directories, this can be an expensive.
This issue was fixed in Hive SQLStd authorizer in
HIVE-10022. Ranger Hive authorizer should be updated similarly.