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From "Andrew Purtell (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (HBASE-19160) Re-expose CellComparator
Date Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:31:00 GMT

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Andrew Purtell commented on HBASE-19160:
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[~tedyu] the addendum fixes the build for me, thanks
+1

> Re-expose CellComparator
> ------------------------
>
>                 Key: HBASE-19160
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-19160
>             Project: HBase
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.0-alpha-4
>            Reporter: Mike Drob
>            Assignee: Mike Drob
>            Priority: Critical
>             Fix For: 3.0.0, 2.0.0-beta-1
>
>         Attachments: 19160.addendum, HBASE-19160.patch, HBASE-19160.v2.patch, HBASE-19160.v3.patch,
HBASE-19160.v4.patch
>
>
> On HBASE-18995 we moved a bunch of public methods to Private places. This inadvertently
breaks donwstream consumers. Let's see if we can ease up on some of the lockdown and make
life easier for them.
> Copying [~ram_krish]'s previous analysis:
> {quote}
> I read the Crunch projec't hbase-support related code. 
> -> It uses both CellUtil (Public exposed) and KeyValueUtil (@Private) classes for
helper methods.
> -> All methods in CellUtil that are getting used are even now exposed in branch-2's
CellUtil and they are very common helper methods. So we are safe here.
> -> Wrt KeyValueUtil the API is createFirstOnRow(). It is used in test cases and in
some core code. In most of the places they are trying to create the splitKeys from the region's
start keys and that is also getting persisted. I think here they can safely create a cell
out of the given byte[] of the row.
> But there is one place where they are trying to do some scanning on a HFileScanner directly
(@Private) scanner. So this should be changed because it is an internal interface for us.
And on this scanner they have copied our seekTo() code into their source files for some scanning
purpose. In this code they are actually using the KvUtil.createFirstOnRow() to seek to that
first cell of that row.
> More over I think in branch-2 we are restricting even CPs from accessing some of our
internal scanners and they can only use InternalScanner interface. So this code in crunch
needs heavy refactoring to work with branch-2 in case they want to fit into the Public/Private
exposed semantics that HBase presents to the downstreamers.
> -> If still they want some APIs like this we can expose CellUtil#createFirstOnRow,
createLastOnRow, createFirstOnCol and createLastOnCol at the maximum. I think others are not
useful and are more internal stuffs.
> {quote}



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