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From Eric Newton <>
Subject Re: RFiles not referenced in !METADATA [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]
Date Fri, 23 May 2014 15:09:23 GMT
If a file is unreferenced anywhere in the metadata table, then there's
probably a bug, and I can easily imagine it would go undetected.

There are small moments in time when a file is ready to be used, and the
tablet server dies, which would create an unreferenced file.

As noted in ACCUMULO-2381<>
GC should look for these abandoned files periodically.  Right now the GC
just removes files that have references in the metadata table (delete


On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 9:00 PM, Dickson, Matt MR <> wrote:

> I've run scan on hdfs under /accumulo/tables/<table_id> for all rfiles
> older than our ageoff filter on that table.  When I then scan for these
> rfiles in the metadata table most are not listed.
> Should all rfiles be referenced in the metadata table?  My goal had been
> to get the rowid from the metadata and then force a compaction on that
> range.  Eg for row   4n;234234234 file:/fdi-2342/234234.rf    run a
> compaction for 234234234 to 234234234~
> Thanks in advance.
> Matt

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