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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-7897) Add support for tags to Cell Interface
Date Sat, 04 May 2013 23:34:16 GMT

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stack commented on HBASE-7897:

Good one [~ram_krish]

Looking at the implementation, though it is what [~mcorgan] suggested, I'm thinking the implementation
of the tag parse escapes Cell -- the CellUtil needs to know how the encoding is done to parse
or put an Iterator on tags?   If we added hasTags, Map getTags, and byte [] getTag(byte []
tagName), would this allow tags to be impemented diffrently and up to the Cell implementation
how tags are parsed?

It might help if we had some examples of 'tags'?

Accumulo's column visibility looks like this: http://accumulo.apache.org/1.4/apidocs/org/apache/accumulo/core/security/ColumnVisibility.html#ColumnVisibility(byte[])

When we say tags, are we saying a set of key/values?  So in hbase, there would be a tag whose
key is 'vis' for 'column visibility' but that there might be another tag on the same keyvalue
which would be 'cid' for cluster id, the id that the keyvalue was originally added one to
help w/ replication?

You say above that tags can be multiple in the one key.

If so, the API doesn't seem to lend itself to being able to ask for a particular tag; outside
of the Cell implementation we'd have to make sense of the bytes we got out of the Cell?

There is something weird in the formatting in TestPayloadCarryingRpcController
> Add support for tags to Cell Interface
> --------------------------------------
>                 Key: HBASE-7897
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-7897
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: stack
>            Assignee: ramkrishna.s.vasudevan
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 0.95.1
>         Attachments: HBASE-7897.patch
> Cell Interface has suppport for mvcc.   The only thing we'd add to Cell in the near future
is support for tags it would seem.  Should be easy to add.  Should add it now.  See backing
discussion here: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-7233?focusedCommentId=13573784&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-13573784
> Matt outlines what the additions to Cell might look like here:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-7233?focusedCommentId=13531619&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-13531619
> Would be good to get these in now.
> Marking as 0.96.  Can more later.

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