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From Robert Coli <>
Subject Re: row cache
Date Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:32:48 GMT
On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 10:56 PM, Faraaz Sareshwala <> wrote:

>    - All writes invalidate the entire row (updates thrown out the cached
>    row)
> This is not correct. Writes are added to the row, if it is in the row
cache. If it's not in the row cache, the row is not added to the cache.

Citation from jbellis on stackoverflow, because I don't have time to find a
better one and the code is not obvious about it :

I have yet to go through the source code for the row cache. I do plan to do
> that. Can someone point me to documentation on the row cache internals? All
> I've found online so far is small discussion about it and how to enable it.

There is no such documentation, or at least if it exists I am unaware of it.

In general, the rule of thumb is that the Row Cache should not be used
unless the rows in question are :

1) Very hot in terms of access
2) Uniform in size
3) "Small"


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