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From Ted Yu <yuzhih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Question about HBase Delete
Date Thu, 20 Jan 2011 16:25:19 GMT
The actual deletion happens after compaction.

FYI

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 8:01 AM, mac fang <mac.hadoop@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, guys,
>
> I read the HBase code and found the delete interface only delete the
> keyValue in the MemoryStore, but NOT really remove the keyValue in the
> SequenceFile, only invoke the
>
>  this.writer.append(logKey, logEdit);
>
> will it remove the index in the SequenceFile. And I saw the BigTable design
> and seems it looks like a immutable system which you even can NOT delete a
> file. How the delete/update can be achieved in HBase system? Any hints are
> welcome!
>
> regards
> macf
>

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