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From Sylvain Lebresne <>
Subject Re: tombstones and their data
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2012 17:13:23 GMT
The data does get removed as soon as possible (as soon as it is
compacted with the tombstone that is).


On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 7:03 PM, Hiller, Dean <> wrote:
> My understanding is any time from that node.  Another node may have a
> different existing value and tombstone vs. that existing data(most recent
> timestamp wins).  Ie. The data is not needed on that node so compaction
> should be getting rid of it, but I never confirmed thisÅ .I hope you get
> confirmation.
> Dean
> On 10/22/12 10:43 AM, "B. Todd Burruss" <> wrote:
>>if a node, X, has a tombstone marking deleted data, when can node X
>>remove the data - not the tombstone, but the data?  i understand the
>>tombstone cannot be removed until GCGraceSeconds has passed, but it
>>seems the data could be compacted away at any time.

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