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From Hyunsik Choi <hyunsik.c...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Timezone issues
Date Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:44:23 GMT
Hi Jaewoong,

Thank you for this bug reporting and nice finding. They are all bugs.
As you mentioned, interval does not have timezone. As far as I know,
nobody works the issues now and there are no Jira issues for them. You
can feel free to start the issue.

Before you starts the issue, I'd like to give a brief background about
timezone. You may already know it. Tajo translates the timezone of
input data when Tajo reads the data. Then, Tajo internally processes
all data with UTC+0 due to simplicity of processing. When a user
retrieves the query result, the result is translated to user's

FYI, I share known problems with you. I've just created the known
issues that I found. Actually, I'm also working on TAJO-1186.


Best regards,

On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM, Jaewoong Jung <jungjw@gmail.com> wrote:
> I found two test cases are failing on my machines due to timezone
> issues. (Of course, on unmodified latest clients)
> 1. TestIntervalDatum#testOperation - the one testing DateDatum +
> TimeDatume (line #91)
> On my machines, the result value is 2001-09-29 03:00:00, not
> 2001-09-28 03:00:00. The reason it fails is, I assume, in
> DateDatum#plus, it converts tm2 to a local time before adding it to
> tm1, where I see two issues.
> (1) Why does it bother to change it to a local time before adding and
> change it back to UTC after that? I don't see any points in doing so.
> (2) Supposing there are some reasons behind it, why does it convert an
> "interval" (in this case, tm2) to a local time? Intervals don't have
> timezones, so it doesn't make sense at all. And, in my case, since my
> machines are set to PST, which is UTC -8:00, it tries to subtract 8
> hours from 3 hours, and I'm thinking it's causing some kind of
> underflow error. As a proof, it works just fine if I change DateDatum,
> line 129 from DateTimeUtil.toUserTimezone(tm2) to
> DateTimeUtil.toUserTimezone(tm1). (tm1 is a TimeMeta of the DateDatum
> to add an interval to, and tm2 is the interval's TimeMeta.)
> 2. TestTimestampDatum#testTimestampConstructor, line 163
> It compares a Calendar instance, which returns local year, month, date
> values, with a TimestampDatum instance, which returns UTC year, month,
> date values except for toString and asChars values. As a result, it
> passes on my machine in the morning, but fails in the evening.
> ---
> Both tests run fine if I change the timezone to London, which is
> another reason I strongly believe these are timezone issues.
> Is anyone working on these issues? If not, I can fix them myself.
> Cheers,
> Jaewoong

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