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    Michael Peterson

    Not sure if this is a general Hive issue or something specific to the Hortonworks HDP, but I’m getting errors after I set Hive to use “localmode” as much as possible, as recommended by the O’Reilly Programming Hive book.

    The setting is:
    set hive.exec.mode.local.auto=true;

    After setting that setting, doing queries like

    select * from foo;

    work fine, but any Hive job that requires a MapReduce (e.g. select count(*) from foo) now fails with the error:

    Execution log at: /tmp/diuser/diuser_20130627111010_f3975f9f-f0f7-4ace-aba5-16b745e1710b.log
    ENOENT: No such file or directory
    at org.apache.hadoop.io.nativeio.NativeIO.chmod(Native Method)
    at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FileUtil.execSetPermission(FileUtil.java:699)
    at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FileUtil.setPermission(FileUtil.java:654)
    at org.apache.hadoop.fs.RawLocalFileSystem.setPermission(RawLocalFileSystem.java:509)
    at org.apache.hadoop.fs.RawLocalFileSystem.mkdirs(RawLocalFileSystem.java:344)
    at org.apache.hadoop.fs.FilterFileSystem.mkdirs(FilterFileSystem.java:189)
    at org.apache.hadoop.mapreduce.JobSubmissionFiles.getStagingDir(JobSubmissionFiles.java:116)
    at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobClient$2.run(JobClient.java:918)
    at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobClient$2.run(JobClient.java:912)
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at javax.security.auth.Subject.doAs(Subject.java:396)
    at org.apache.hadoop.security.UserGroupInformation.doAs(UserGroupInformation.java:1136)
    at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobClient.submitJobInternal(JobClient.java:912)
    at org.apache.hadoop.mapred.JobClient.submitJob(JobClient.java:886)
    at org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.ExecDriver.execute(ExecDriver.java:447)
    at org.apache.hadoop.hive.ql.exec.ExecDriver.main(ExecDriver.java:689)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
    at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
    at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
    at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:597)
    at org.apache.hadoop.util.RunJar.main(RunJar.java:156)
    Job Submission failed with exception ‘org.apache.hadoop.io.nativeio.NativeIOException(No such file or directory)’
    Execution failed with exit status: 1

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    Seth Lyubich

    Hi Michael,

    Look like your Hive in local mode configuration is not able to find the file system. Looks like you need additional configurations to make it work. Here is something that you can try:


    However, these configuration will enable Hive to run without Hadoop cluster. Is this what you are trying to do?

    Hope this helps,


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