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From Tyler Hobbs <>
Subject Re: get_range_slice gets no rowcache support?
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:04:23 GMT
As far as I know, the row cache has never been populated by
get_range_slices(), only normal gets/multigets.  The behavior is this way
because get_range_slices() is almost exclusively used to page over an
entire column family, which generally would not fit into the cache and
would simply a) ruin your cache if used for gets (b) generate a lot of
extra garbage, and (c) result in nothing but cache misses.

With that said, I'm sure there are still a few use cases where using the
cache would be beneficial, so I'm sure there's a ticket out there somewhere
that presents a few options for supporting this.

On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 8:39 PM, Manu Zhang <> wrote:

> I did overlook something. get_range_slice will invoke cfs.getRawCachedRow
> instead of cfs.getThroughCache. Hence, no row will be cached if it's not
> present in the row cache. Well, this puzzles me further as to that how the
> range of rows is expected to get stored into the row cache in the first
> place.
> Would someone please clarify it for me? Thanks in advance.
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 3:23 PM, Manu Zhang <>wrote:
>> I've asked this question before. And after reading the source codes, I
>> find that get_range_slice doesn't query rowcache before reading from
>> Memtable and SSTable. I just want to make sure whether I've overlooked
>> something. If my observation is correct, what's the consideration here?

Tyler Hobbs
DataStax <>

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