OK, we've been able to consistently reproduce this issue.  This is using
the Cloudera Quickstart VM 5.2.0 on VirtualBox with 8GM RAM and 2CPUs.

1 - load the attached sample data (dimcurrency) into hdfs
2 - run the following script in beeline:

DROP TABLE IF EXISTS dimcurrency_test;
CREATE EXTERNAL TABLE dimcurrency_test (
  CurrencyKey            INT,
  CurrencyAlternateKey   STRING,
  CurrencyName           STRING
)
ROW FORMAT DELIMITED FIELDS TERMINATED BY '\t' LINES TERMINATED BY '\n'
LOCATION '/path to dimcurrency sample data/';

COMPUTE STATS dimcurrency_test;
SELECT COUNT(*) dimcurrency_test;

What we suspect is that the COMPUTE STATS gets called before the Table is
actually created - this appears to make Impala crash.

On Tuesday, November 4, 2014 1:39:35 PM UTC-8, Joshua wrote:

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3 ARS Argentine Peso
4 AMD Armenian Dram
5 AWG Aruban Guilder
6 AUD Australian Dollar
7 AZM Azerbaijanian Manat
8 BSD Bahamian Dollar
9 BHD Bahraini Dinar
10 THB Baht
11 PAB Balboa
12 BBD Barbados Dollar
13 BEF Belgian Franc
14 VEB Bolivar
15 BOB Boliviano
16 BRL Brazilian Real
17 BND Brunei Dollar
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19 CAD Canadian Dollar
20 GHC Cedi
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28 DKK Danish Krone
29 DEM Deutsche Mark
30 DOP Dominican Peso
31 VND Dong
32 GRD Drachma
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34 SVC El Salvador Colon
35 AED Emirati Dirham
36 EUR EURO
37 FJD Fiji Dollar
38 HUF Forint
39 FRF French Franc
40 PYG Guarani
41 HKD Hong Kong Dollar
42 ISK Iceland Krona
43 INR Indian Rupee
44 IEP Irish Pound
45 ITL Italian Lira
46 JMD Jamaican Dollar
47 JOD Jordanian Dinar
48 KES Kenyan Shilling
49 EEK Kroon
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51 AOA Kwanza
52 LVL Latvian Lats
53 LBP Lebanese Pound
54 ALL Lek
55 ROL Leu
56 LTL Lithuanian Litas
57 MYR Malaysian Ringgit
58 MTL Maltese Lira
59 FIM Markka
60 MUR Mauritius Rupee
61 MXN Mexican Peso
62 MAD Moroccan Dirham
63 NGN Naira
64 NAD Namibia Dollar
65 NPR Nepalese Rupee
66 ANG Netherlands Antillian Guilder
67 NLG Netherlands Guilder
68 ILS New Israeli Shekel
69 TWD New Taiwan Dollar
70 NZD New Zealand Dollar
71 BTN Ngultrum
72 NOK Norwegian Krone
73 PEN Nuevo Sol
74 OMR Omani Rial
75 PKR Pakistan Rupee
76 PHP Philippine Peso
77 PLZ Polish Zloty(old)
78 PTE Portuguese Escudo
79 GTQ Quetzal
80 ZAR Rand
81 MVR Rufiyaa
82 IDR Rupiah
83 RUB Russian Ruble
84 RUR Russian Ruble(old)
85 SAR Saudi Riyal
86 ATS Shilling
87 SGD Singapore Dollar
88 SKK Slovak Koruna
89 ESP Spanish Peseta
90 LKR Sri Lankan Rupee
91 SEK Swedish Krona
92 CHF Swiss Franc
93 BDT Taka
94 SIT Tolar
95 TTD Trinidad and Tobago Dollar
96 TND Tunisian Dinar
97 TRL Turkish Lira
98 GBP United Kingdom Pound
99 UYU Uruguayan
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