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From Jean-Daniel Cryans <jdcry...@apache.org>
Subject Consistency issue when a Put is in the memstore but a more recent Delete is cleaned in a major compaction
Date Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:42:40 GMT
Hey guys,

I looked around a bit and couldn't find a jira directly related to
this. Here's an example of inconsistency in every HBase version
(although the shell won't let you do it in trunk):

create 't', 'f'
delete 't', '1', 'f:1', 3
flush 't'
put 't', '1', 'f:1', '1', 2
scan 't'
major_compact 't'
scan 't'

The first scan returns nothing, the second one returns the row 1. This
is the same when the delete is bulk loaded and then major compacted
(which is a more legitimate use case).

What's the common wisdom here? Does anyone remember if we had this
discussion in the past?

Thx,

J-D

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