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From "Matt Corgan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-6907) KeyValue equals and compareTo methods should match
Date Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:46:14 GMT

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Matt Corgan commented on HBASE-6907:
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No, not critical.  I just filed it because I figured our most central class should obey it,
and it's likely to rear its head at some point.
                
> KeyValue equals and compareTo methods should match
> --------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-6907
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-6907
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: util
>            Reporter: Matt Corgan
>             Fix For: 0.96.0
>
>
> KeyValue.KVComparator includes the memstoreTS when comparing, however the KeyValue.equals()
method ignores the memstoreTS.
> The Comparator interface has always specified that comparator return 0 when equals would
return true and vice versa.  Obeying that rule has been sort of optional in the past, but
Java 7 introduces a new default collection sorting algorithm called Tim Sort which relies
on that behavior.  http://bugs.sun.com/view_bug.do?bug_id=6804124
> Possible problem spots:
> * there's a Collections.sort(KeyValues) in RedundantKVGenerator.generateTestKeyValues(..)
> * TestColumnSeeking compares two collections of KeyValues using the containsAll method.
 It is intentionally ignoring memstoreTS, so will need an alternative method for comparing
the two collections.

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