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From denine99 <>
Subject [GitHub] accumulo pull request: ACCUMULO-3645 Run iterators at major compac...
Date Sun, 22 Mar 2015 05:30:15 GMT
Github user denine99 commented on the pull request:
    I fixed up the patch from Keith's comments. This one looks good.
    My mistake starting out with the patch was trying to change *every* location where an
empty tablet could be disregarded during compaction.  Now the current patch has the *minimal*
changes necessary to make empty tablets compact.  The biggest one is the change to the default
compaction strategy.  As before, I'm open for ideas to test further.  I think we're closing
in on good code.
    To answer the question I posed previously, the expected behavior when a major compaction
iterator throws and exception (e.g. [BadIterator](

    is that the tablet server will fail the compaction, not updating the metadata table, and
then retry the compaction.  If the error is permanent, then the compaction will fail again
and again continuously.  The only way to stop the cycle is to cancel the compaction manually.
 This patch maintains this behavior.
    Rebased the commits to master.  Will squash once given a green light.

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