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From Jeff Jirsa <>
Subject Re: Cassandra isn't compacting old files
Date Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:12:43 GMT
I don't have time to dive deep into the code of your version, but it may be
( ) , or it may be
something else.

I wouldn't expect compaction to touch them if they're invalid. The handle
may be a leftover from trying to load them.

On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 10:01 AM, Sotirios Delimanolis <> wrote:

> @Jeff, why does compaction clear them and why does Cassandra keep a handle
> to them? Shouldn't they be ignored entirely? Is there an error log I can
> enable to detect them?
> @kurt, there are no such logs for any of these tables. We have a custom
> log in our build of Cassandra that does shows that compactions are
> happening for that table but only ever include the files from July.
> On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 12:55:53 AM PDT, kurt greaves <
>> wrote:
> Seeing as there aren't even 100 SSTables in L2, LCS should be gradually
> trying to compact L3 with L2. You could search the logs for "Adding
> high-level (L3)" to check if this is happening. ‚Äč

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