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From "Mikhail Antonov (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (HBASE-14397) PrefixFilter doesn't filter all remaining rows if the prefix is longer than rowkey being compared
Date Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:30:58 GMT

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Mikhail Antonov resolved HBASE-14397.
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    Resolution: Fixed

> PrefixFilter doesn't filter all remaining rows if the prefix is longer than rowkey being
compared
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-14397
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-14397
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Filters
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0
>            Reporter: Jianwei Cui
>            Assignee: Jianwei Cui
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.0.0, 1.3.0
>
>         Attachments: HBASE-14397-trunk-v1.patch
>
>
> The PrefixFilter will filter rowkey as:
> {code}
>   public boolean filterRowKey(Cell firstRowCell) {
>     ...
>     int length = firstRowCell.getRowLength();
>     if (length < prefix.length) return true; // ===> return directly if the prefix
is longer
>     ....
>     if ((!isReversed() && cmp > 0) || (isReversed() && cmp < 0))
{
>       passedPrefix = true;
>     }
>     filterRow = (cmp != 0);
>     return filterRow;
>   }
> {code}
> If the prefix is longer than the current rowkey, PrefixFilter#filterRowKey will filter
the rowkey directly without comparing, so that won't set 'passedPrefix' flag even the current
row is larger than the prefix.
> For example, if there are three rows 'a', 'b' and 'c' in the table, and we issue a scan
request as:
> {code}
> hbase(main):001:0> scan 'test_table', {STARTROW => 'a', FILTER => "(PrefixFilter
('aa'))"}
> {code}
> The region server will check the three rows before returning.  In our production, the
user issue a scan with a PrefixFilter. The prefix is longer than the rowkeys of following
millions of rows, so the region server will continue to check rows until hit a rowkey longer
than the prefix. This make the client easily timeout. To fix this case, it seems we need to
compare the prefix with the rowkey every serveral rows even when the prefix is longer.



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