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From Stefano Ortolani <>
Subject LCS, range tombstones, and eviction
Date Thu, 11 May 2017 14:15:54 GMT
Hi all,

I am trying to wrap my head around how C* evicts tombstones when using LCS.
Based on what I understood reading the docs, if the ratio of garbage
collectable tomstones exceeds the "tombstone_threshold", C* should start
compacting and evicting.

I am quite puzzled however by what might happen when dealing with range
tombstones. In that case a single tombstone might actually stand for an
arbitrary number of normal tombstones. In other words, do range tombstones
contribute to the "tombstone_threshold"? If so, how?

I am also a bit confused by the "tombstone_compaction_interval". If I am
dealing with a big partition in LCS which is receiving new records every
and a weekly incremental repair job continously anticompacting the data and
thus creating SStables, what is the likelhood of the default interval
(10 days) to be actually hit?

Hopefully somebody will be able to shed some lights here!

Thanks in advance!

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