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From "Anoop Sam John (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-11437) Modify cell tag handling code to treat the length as unsigned
Date Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:56:05 GMT

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Anoop Sam John commented on HBASE-11437:
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[~apurtell]   Can we get this in for 0.98.4 itself.  My initial plan was to make it for 0.98.5
only. Now the 0.98.4 RC cut got delayed due to other issues.



> Modify cell tag handling code to treat the length as unsigned
> -------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-11437
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-11437
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 0.98.0
>            Reporter: Anoop Sam John
>            Assignee: Anoop Sam John
>             Fix For: 0.99.0, 0.98.5, 2.0.0
>
>         Attachments: HBASE-11437.patch, HBASE-11437.patch, HBASE-11437.patch, HBASE-11437_trunk.patch
>
>
> We store each tag's length and total tags length with 2 bytes in KeyValue buffer, HFiles
etc and we treat these lengths as short through out the code.  So the max length can be Short.MAX_VALUE.
  We can treat these lengths as unsigned and +ve always.  So we can actually treat these lengths
as int and store with 2 bytes so that the max length can reach 65535.



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