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From Tom van den Berge <>
Subject Re: Unexplainably large reported partition sizes
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2016 21:11:14 GMT
Hi Rob,

The reason I didn't dump the table with sstable2json is that I didn't think
of it ;) I just used it, and it looks very much like the "avalanche of
tombstones" bug you are describing!

I took one of the three sstables containing the key, and it resulted in a
4.75 million-line json file, of which 4.73 million lines contain a
tombstone ("t") !
The timestamps of the tombstones I've checked were all many months old, so
obviously compaction failed to clean them up. I can also see many, many
identical tombstoned rows.

Rob, can you remember which bug/jira this was? I have not been able to find
I'm using 2.1.9.

Thanks a lot for pointing me in this direction!

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