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From "Matt Corgan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-7233) Serializing KeyValues
Date Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:22:12 GMT

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Matt Corgan commented on HBASE-7233:

{quote}Would we still have the trouble of teaching KeyValue about where in the bytebuffers
coming out of the encoder the tag data resides?{quote}Tags are a little different than our
current fields because there are multiple per Cell.  For performance sake, we may want to
keep the Cell interface to these low level methods: getTagsArray(), getNumTags(), getTagsOffset(),
getTagsLength(), and then have methods for parsing them like {code}Iterable<byte[]>
tags = CellTool.getTagsIterator(cell){code}.  So the requirement for the encoder/decoder would
be to line them up in a single array: <vint length0><bytes tag0><vint length1><bytes

Behind the scenes, tags could be encoded similarly to qualifiers (speaking for prefix-tree)

{quote}Any thoughts on how we might distinguish a KV with tags from one without? {quote}Could
just have Cell.getNumTags() return 0

> Serializing KeyValues
> ---------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-7233
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-7233
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: stack
>            Assignee: stack
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 0.96.0
>         Attachments: 7233sketch.txt, 7233.txt, 7233-v2.txt, 7233v3_encoders.txt, 7233v4_encoders.txt,
7233v5_encoders.txt, 7233v6_encoder.txt
> Undo KeyValue being a Writable.

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