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From "Sylvain Lebresne (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CASSANDRA-5712) Reverse slice queries can skip range tombstones
Date Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:46:21 GMT
Sylvain Lebresne created CASSANDRA-5712:

             Summary: Reverse slice queries can skip range tombstones
                 Key: CASSANDRA-5712
             Project: Cassandra
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 1.2.0
            Reporter: Sylvain Lebresne
            Assignee: Sylvain Lebresne
             Fix For: 1.2.7

On disk, we represent range tombstones by a marker at the beginning of the range covered.
Since we repeat such markers when they overlap an index block and since an index block is
always read in forward order (even in reverse queries), we are guaranteed to see a range tombstone
before any column it covers. However, IndexedSliceReader returns the columns of an index block
in reverse order and thus can return a range tombstone *after* columns it covers.

It follows that some range tombstone can be skipped during a reversed range slice. We need
to fix IndexedSliceReader to always return range tombstone first (or at least before the first
column covered by each range tombstone).

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