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From "Veena Basavaraj (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SQOOP-1784) Sqoop2: Sending POST request to link or job end-point might end up with NPE
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:02:14 GMT

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Veena Basavaraj commented on SQOOP-1784:

[~abec] Understand it was critical to fix this since integration tests were broken, but I
would have liked to see atleast seen a line of comment in the code so that any future developer
could understand what was the reasoning for this change immediately right in the code.

> Sqoop2: Sending POST request to link or job end-point might end up with NPE
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SQOOP-1784
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SQOOP-1784
>             Project: Sqoop
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 1.99.4
>            Reporter: Jarek Jarcec Cecho
>            Assignee: Jarek Jarcec Cecho
>             Fix For: 1.99.5
>         Attachments: SQOOP-1784.patch
> I was testing few patches on real cluster and noticed that creating link on current head
of {{sqoop2}} branch can lead to NPE in {{LinkBean}}. I've traced the code and found out that
is returning empty buffer and as a result the subsequent call to {{JSONValue.parse}} returns
{{null}} and we hit {{NullPointerException}} later in {{LInkBean}}.
> This one was quite hard to crack, but I believe that I've isolated the problem. In SQOOP-1774
we've changed the way to get username from header to URL parameter and we're using {{[ServletRequest.getParameter()|https://github.com/apache/sqoop/blob/sqoop2/server/src/main/java/org/apache/sqoop/server/RequestContext.java#L121]}}
method for that. Carefully reading it's [javadoc|https://docs.oracle.com/javaee/6/api/javax/servlet/ServletRequest.html#getParameter(java.lang.String)]
I found out that:
> {quote}
> If the parameter data was sent in the request body, such as occurs with an HTTP POST
request, then reading the body directly via getInputStream() or getReader() can interfere
with the execution of this method
> {quote}
> And hence I'm assuming that getting the username has processed the request body already
and thus we got the eventual {{NullPointerException}}.

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