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From "Jonathan Ellis (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CASSANDRA-1488) Allow index sampling ratio to be configured in storage-conf
Date Thu, 23 Sep 2010 21:58:36 GMT


Jonathan Ellis commented on CASSANDRA-1488:

can you port the actual revision that was committed to 0.6 so i don't have to redo all the

> Allow index sampling ratio to be configured in storage-conf
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-1488
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Core
>            Reporter: Jonathan Ellis
>            Assignee: Jon Hermes
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 0.6.6, 0.7.0
>         Attachments: 1488-TOTRUNK.txt, 1488.txt
> Cassandra keeps a sample of row keys in memory to look up the right block of index entries,
to look up row data with.  This is kept in the SSTableReader.indexSummary field.  (See Google's
BigTable paper for a high-level description of how this index works; cassandra's is slightly
different in the details but the idea is the same.)
> We'd like to make IndexSummary.INDEX_INTERVAL configurable in storage-conf.xml, i.e.,
in the DatabaseDescriptor class.  For 0.6, a global setting is fine.

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