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From David Harrison <>
Subject Re: Row deletion and get_range_slices (cassandra 0.6.1)
Date Fri, 23 Apr 2010 03:24:30 GMT
Do those tombstone-d keys ever get purged completely ?  I've tried
shortening the GCGraceSeconds right down but they still don't get
cleaned up.

On 23 April 2010 08:57, Jonathan Ellis <> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 5:29 PM, Carlos Sanchez
> <> wrote:
>> I have a curious question..
>> I am doing some testing where I insert 500 rows to a super column family and then
delete one row, I make sure the row was indeed deleted (NotFoundException in the get call)
and then I ran a get_range_slices and the row indeed returned. The shutdown Cassandra and
restarted it. I repeated the test (with inserting the rows) and even though I get the NotFoundException
for that row, the get_rance_slices still returns it.  Is this the expected behavior? How
long should I wait before I don't see the row in the get_range_slices? Do I have to force
a flush or change consistency level?
>> Thanks,
>> Carlos
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