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From "Chris Anderson" <>
Subject Re: runaway compaction
Date Tue, 23 Dec 2008 01:45:36 GMT
On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 5:29 PM, Damien Katz <> wrote:
> It's a known issue that compaction maybe cannot complete under heavy write
> load. At some point maybe we should implement a mechanism to throttle writes
> if the compaction isn't making enough progress during updates.

Would it be possible to artificially "complete" compaction by
appending the last few sections of the original file verbatim to the
new file? Maybe after the second pass it could just copy over
uncompacted updates... maybe the whole idea is too dirty.

Chris Anderson

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