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From "Nicolas Spiegelberg (Updated) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HBASE-4489) Better key splitting in RegionSplitter
Date Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:11:10 GMT

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Nicolas Spiegelberg updated HBASE-4489:
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       Resolution: Fixed
    Fix Version/s:     (was: 0.90.5)
                   0.94.0
           Status: Resolved  (was: Patch Available)

putting in 0.94 since it is an improvement and we don't plan on a long release cycle between
0.92 and 0.94
                
> Better key splitting in RegionSplitter
> --------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-4489
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-4489
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 0.90.4
>            Reporter: Dave Revell
>            Assignee: Dave Revell
>             Fix For: 0.94.0
>
>         Attachments: HBASE-4489-branch0.90-v1.patch, HBASE-4489-branch0.90-v2.patch,
HBASE-4489-branch0.90-v3.patch, HBASE-4489-trunk-v1.patch, HBASE-4489-trunk-v2.patch, HBASE-4489-trunk-v3.patch,
HBASE-4489-trunk-v4.patch, HBASE-4489-trunk-v5.patch
>
>
> The RegionSplitter utility allows users to create a pre-split table from the command
line or do a rolling split on an existing table. It supports pluggable split algorithms that
implement the SplitAlgorithm interface. The only/default SplitAlgorithm is one that assumes
keys fall in the range from ASCII string "00000000" to ASCII string "7FFFFFFF". This is not
a sane default, and seems useless to most users. Users are likely to be surprised by the fact
that all the region splits occur in in the byte range of ASCII characters.
> A better default split algorithm would be one that evenly divides the space of all bytes,
which is what this patch does. Making a table with five regions would split at \x33\x33...,
\x66\x66...., \x99\x99..., \xCC\xCC..., and \xFF\xFF.

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