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Re: reason to do major compaction after split
Stack 2013-03-07, 18:58
On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Sergey Shelukhin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> Hi.
> Is there a reason to do major compaction after split, instead of allowing
> the reference files to go away gradually as the normal compactions happen?
> I could think up two reasons - region with reference files currently cannot
> be split again (not clear why not though, could just create more
> references); and avoiding load on the same datanodes from both new regions.
> Are there some other reasons?
We could do references to references but was afraid the linkage would be
too fragile and would break in hard-to-trace ways.