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From Benjamin Coverston <>
Subject Re: time to live rows
Date Tue, 08 Feb 2011 20:46:31 GMT

On 2/8/11 1:23 PM, Kallin Nagelberg wrote:
> I did read those articles, but I didn't know know that deleting all
> the columns on a row was equivalent to deleting the row. Like I
> mentioned, I did delete all the columns from all my rows and then
> forced compaction before and after gc_grace had passed, but all the
> rows still exist. If they never disappear, then won't I run out of
> resources eventually?
> -Kal
You would, if there weren't a way to get rid of tombstones:

Ben Coverston
DataStax -- The Apache Cassandra Company

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