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From Lars George <lars.geo...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: LSM-Trees
Date Tue, 05 Jul 2011 06:43:31 GMT
Hi Karthik,

Yes, that is correct. If you disable the WAL on puts (and deletes) then you
are on your own. In other words, using the WAL is what you want pretty much
all the time. But there are rare cases where it makes sense to bypass it.

Lars

On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 10:42 AM, karthik tunga <karthik.tunga@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am reading about LSM trees (in HBase : The Definitive guide) and
> wondering if the log file mention is nothing but the write-ahead log
> (WAL) in HBase?
> If it is , how are sequential writes guaranteed when write to WAL is
> set to false ?
>
> Sorry if I am missing or have misunderstood something here.
>
> Cheers,
> Karthik
>

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