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From "stack (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-8462) Custom timestamps should not be allowed to be negative
Date Wed, 01 May 2013 22:00:17 GMT

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stack commented on HBASE-8462:
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+1

Surprised this has not burned us more in the past (Maybe it has and we just missed it)
                
> Custom timestamps should not be allowed to be negative
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-8462
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-8462
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Client
>            Reporter: Enis Soztutar
>            Assignee: Enis Soztutar
>             Fix For: 0.98.0, 0.94.8, 0.95.1
>
>         Attachments: hbase-8462_v1.patch
>
>
> Client supplied timestamps should not be allowed to be negative, otherwise unpredictable
results will follow. Especially, since we are encoding the ts using Bytes.Bytes(long), negative
timestamps are sorted after positive ones. Plus, the new PB messages define ts' as uint64.

> Credit goes to Huned Lokhandwala for reporting this.

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