List buckets results in error: bad_utf8_character_code

Toby Corkindale toby.corkindale at
Wed Oct 16 22:18:18 EDT 2013

On 17/10/13 11:54, Toby Corkindale wrote:
> If I run curl -i "http://bld-riak/buckets?buckets=true" I receive this
> error about a bad utf8 character code, and nothing else.
> This is Riak version 1.4.2-1 (from the official apt repo)
> HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error
> Vary: Accept-Encoding
> Server: MochiWeb/1.1 WebMachine/1.10.0 (never breaks eye contact)
> Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:51:03 GMT
> Content-Type: text/html
> Content-Length: 1103
> <html><head><title>500 Internal Server
> Error</title></head><body><h1>Internal Server Error</h1>The server
> encountered an error while processing this
> request:<br><pre>{error,{exit,{ucs,{bad_utf8_character_code}},
>               [{xmerl_ucs,from_utf8,1,[{file,"xmerl_ucs.erl"},{line,185}]},
>                {mochijson2,json_encode_string,2,
>                            [{file,"src/mochijson2.erl"},{line,186}]},
>                {mochijson2,'-json_encode_array/2-fun-0-',3,
>                            [{file,"src/mochijson2.erl"},{line,157}]},
>                {lists,foldl,3,[{file,"lists.erl"},{line,1197}]},
>                {mochijson2,json_encode_array,2,
>                            [{file,"src/mochijson2.erl"},{line,159}]},
>                {mochijson2,'-json_encode_proplist/2-fun-0-',3,
>                            [{file,"src/mochijson2.erl"},{line,167}]},
>                {lists,foldl,3,[{file,"lists.erl"},{line,1197}]},
>                {mochijson2,json_encode_proplist,2,
> [{file,"src/mochijson2.erl"},{line,170}]}]}}</pre><P><HR><ADDRESS>mochiweb+webmachine
> web server</ADDRESS></body></html>

If I use the Java client over PBC to get the list, then there is no 
crash, but I can see that many of the bucket names look like garbage.
I'd guess that those were created by Riak CS?
Is that normal? It's a pity it breaks the HTTP interface.

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