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Permission denied using -rmr to delete directory on MapR-FS

Question asked by dave_kincaid on Sep 29, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 30, 2012 by dave_kincaid

I'm having a problem sometimes where a directory on our MapR-FS is created by a Hadoop MR job can't be deleted. I'm logged in as the mapr user and from a -ls it looks like mapr owns the directory but I get this when I try to delete it:

    [mapr@ecwi-mapr1 ~]$ hadoop fs -ls /PracticeVisitData/visitdata/avimark/Found 1 items
    drwxrwxr-x   - mapr mapr          0 2012-09-29 18:58 /PracticeVisitData/visitdata/avimark/_logs
    [mapr@ecwi-mapr1 ~]$ hadoop fs -rmr /PracticeVisitData/visitdata/avimark/_logs
    2012-09-29 19:16:29,9863 ERROR Client fs/client/fileclient/cc/ Thread: 140319786247936 Rmdir failed f  for dir _logs, error Permission denied(13)
    2012-09-29 19:16:29,9863 ERROR JniCommon fs/client/fileclient/cc/ Thread: 140319786247936 remove: File /PracticeVisitData/visitdata/avimark/_logs, rpc error, Permission denied(13)
    rmr: Delete failed maprfs:/PracticeVisitData/visitdata/avimark/_logs