The attributes are serialized along with the base operation request.
There's perhaps no immediate client-side usage of this, it is used by
the Mutation class to set a cluster ID in HBase's Replication context:
I suppose it could also be used to tag client requests, and used along
with Coprocessors that way for some behavior differences.
On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 12:11 AM, Toby Lazar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> What is the purpose of the getAttribute and setAttribute methods for
> classes implementing OperationWithAttributes? I don't see much
> documentation about them, haven't seen much discussion on this list about
> them, and am wondering what people use them for. Or, are they mostly just
> used internally? Any insights about these methods are appreciated.