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From Héctor Izquierdo Seliva <>
Subject Re: Tombstones and memtable_operations
Date Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:21:53 GMT
Ok, I've read about gc grace seconds, but i'm not sure I understand it
fully. Untill gc grace seconds have passed, and there is a compaction,
the tombstones live in memory? I have to delete 100 million rows and my
insert rate is very low, so I don't have a lot of compactions. What
should I do in this case? Lower the major compaction threshold and
memtable_operations to some very low number?


El mar, 19-04-2011 a las 17:36 +0200, Héctor Izquierdo Seliva escribió:
> Hi everyone. I've configured in one of my column families
> memtable_operations = 0.02 and started deleting keys. I have already
> deleted 54k, but there hasn't been any flush of the memtable. Memory
> keeps pilling up and eventually nodes start to do stop-the-world GCs. Is
> this the way this is supposed to work or have I done something wrong?
> Thanks!

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