When I ran Hive UT with the candidate build of Hive-0.8.0, I found that
TestEmbeddedHiveMetaStore and TestRemoteHiveMetaStore always FAILED with
ROOT account while PASS with NON-ROOT account.
I took a look at the source code of TestHiveMetaStore, and found that
HiveConf.ConfVars.METASTOREWAREHOUSE) + "/test"),
new FsPermission((short) 0));
client.createDatabase(db); // always create the db with ROOT
I tried the similar scenario in Linux OS, executed the following commands:
1. mkdir <user_home>/try
2. sudo chmod 000 <user_home>/try
3. mkdir <user_home>/try/again
If the user is root, directory <user_home>/try/again could be executed
successfully; if the user is a non-root account, it always reports
Permission Deny, even if "ls" command.
If it has the same rule in HDFS, there should be a limitation of HIVE UT,