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From Peter Schuller <>
Subject Re: Does Major Compaction work on dropped CFs? Doesn't seem so.
Date Fri, 21 Jan 2011 20:59:49 GMT
> What's strange anyhow is that the GC period for these cfs expired some days
> ago. I thought that a compaction would take care of these tombstones. I used
> nodetool to "compact".

I think the confusion here is that GC when mentioned in terms of
sstable removal refers to the JVM garbage collection. GCGraceSeconds
with respect to tombstones is different, and refers to "garbage
collecting" tombstones by removing them during compaction.

/ Peter Schuller

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