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From "Viral Bajaria (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (HBASE-9079) FilterList getNextKeyHint skips rows that should be included in the results
Date Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:41:48 GMT
Viral Bajaria created HBASE-9079:
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             Summary: FilterList getNextKeyHint skips rows that should be included in the
results
                 Key: HBASE-9079
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-9079
             Project: HBase
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: Filters
    Affects Versions: 0.94.10
            Reporter: Viral Bajaria


I hit a weird issue/bug and am able to reproduce the error consistently. The problem arises
when FilterList has two filters where each implements the getNextKeyHint method.

The way the current implementation works is, StoreScanner will call matcher.getNextKeyHint()
whenever it gets a SEEK_NEXT_USING_HINT. This in turn will call filter.getNextKeyHint() which
at this stage is of type FilterList. The implementation in FilterList iterates through all
the filters and keeps the max KeyValue that it sees. All is fine if you wrap filters in FilterList
in which only one of them implements getNextKeyHint. but if multiple of them implement then
that's where things get weird.

For example:
- create two filters: one is FuzzyRowFilter and second is ColumnRangeFilter. Both of them
implement getNextKeyHint
- wrap them in FilterList with MUST_PASS_ALL
- FuzzyRowFilter will seek to the correct first row and then pass it to ColumnRangeFilter
which will return the SEEK_NEXT_USING_HINT code.
- Now in FilterList when getNextKeyHint is called, it calls the one on FuzzyRow first which
basically says what the next row should be. While in reality we want the ColumnRangeFilter
to give the seek hint.
- The above behavior skips data that should be returned, which I have verified by using a
RowFilter with RegexStringComparator.

I updated the FilterList to maintain state on which filter returns the SEEK_NEXT_USING_HINT
and in getNextKeyHint, I invoke the method on the saved filter and reset that state. I tested
it with my current queries and it works fine but I need to run the entire test suite to make
sure I have not introduced any regression. In addition to that I need to figure out what should
be the behavior when the opeation is MUST_PASS_ONE, but I doubt it should be any different.

Is my understanding of it being a bug correct ? Or am I trivializing it and ignoring something
very important ? If it's tough to wrap your head around the explanation, then I can open a
JIRA and upload a patch against 0.94 head.

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