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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (HBASE-792) Rewrite getClosestAtOrJustBefore; doesn't scale as currently written
Date Fri, 01 Aug 2008 02:56:31 GMT
Rewrite getClosestAtOrJustBefore; doesn't scale as currently written
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                 Key: HBASE-792
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-792
             Project: Hadoop HBase
          Issue Type: Bug
            Reporter: stack


As currently written, as a table gets bigger, the number of rows .META. needs to keep count
of grows.

As written, our getClosestAtOrJustBefore, goes through every storefile and in each picks up
any row that could be a possible candidate for closest before.  It doesn't just get the closest
from the storefile, but all keys that are closest before.  Its not selective because how can
it tell at the store file level which of the candidates will survive deletes that are sitting
in later store files or up in memcache.

So, if a store file has keys 0-10 and we ask to get the row that is closest or just before
7, it returns rows 0-7.. and so on per store file.

Can bet big and slow weeding key wanted.

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