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From Peter Schuller <>
Subject Re: will compaction delete empty rows after all columns expired?
Date Tue, 27 Dec 2011 19:24:30 GMT
>> Compaction should delete empty rows once gc_grace_seconds is passed, right?
> Yes.

But just to be extra clear: Data will not actually be removed once the
row in question participates in compaction. Compactions will not be
actively triggered by Cassandra for tombstone processing reasons.

/ Peter Schuller (@scode,

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