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From Jeff House <ho...@flowroute.com>
Subject Re: Ranged Tombstones causing timeouts, not removed during compaction. How to remove?
Date Thu, 04 Jul 2013 04:18:10 GMT
Thanks Jeremiah, those are great suggestions.

Unfortunately, I have done a full repair and compaction on that CF, but the
ranged tombstones remain.

-Jeff


On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 7:54 PM, Jeremiah D Jordan <jeremiah.jordan@gmail.com
> wrote:

> To force clean out a tombstone.
>
> 1. Stop doing deletes on the CF, or switch to performing all deletes at ALL
> 2. Run a full repair of the cluster for that CF.
> 3. Change GC grace to be small, like 5 seconds or something for that CF
> Either:
> 4. Find all sstables which have that row key in them using
> sstable2keys/json
> 5. Use JMX to force those tables to compact with each other.
> Or
> 4. Do a major compaction on that CF.
>
> -Jeremiah
>
> On Jul 3, 2013, at 5:58 PM, Jeff House <house@flowroute.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > We are on 1.2.5 with a 4 node cluster (RF 3) and have a cql3 wide row
> table. each row has about 2000 columns.   While running some test data
> through it, it started throwing rpc_timeout errors when returning a couple
> specific rows (with Consistency ONE).
> >
> > After hunting through sstable2json results and looking at the source for
> it, it looks like these are Ranged Tombstones.  I see there's a bug filed
> (and a patch) for this, but is there a way to clear out the tombstones?   I
> have 'nodetool cleanup'ed, 'nodetool repair'ed and 'nodetool scrub'bed the
> table, but they just seem to linger as does the problem reading the rows in
> question.
> >
> > Is there a way I can clear this data out and move forward?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > -Jeff
>
>

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