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  1. HBase
  2. HBASE-10965

Automate detection of presence of Filter#filterRow()


    • Type: Task
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Filters
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      There is potential inconsistency between the return value of Filter#hasFilterRow() and presence of Filter#filterRow().

      Filters may override Filter#filterRow() while leaving return value of Filter#hasFilterRow() being false (inherited from FilterBase).

      Downside to purely depending on hasFilterRow() telling us whether custom filter overrides filterRow(List) or filterRow() is that the check below may be rendered ineffective:

                if (nextKv == KV_LIMIT) {
                  if (this.filter != null && filter.hasFilterRow()) {
                    throw new IncompatibleFilterException(
                      "Filter whose hasFilterRow() returns true is incompatible with scan with limit!");

      When user forgets to override hasFilterRow(), the above check becomes not useful.

      Another limitation is that we cannot optimize FilterList#filterRow() through short circuit when FilterList#hasFilterRow() turns false.
      See https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HBASE-11093?focusedCommentId=13985149&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-13985149

      This JIRA aims to remove the inconsistency by automatically detecting the presence of overridden Filter#filterRow(). For FilterBase-derived classes, if filterRow() is implemented and not inherited from FilterBase, it is equivalent to having hasFilterRow() return true.

      With precise detection of presence of Filter#filterRow(), the following code from HRegion is no longer needed while backward compatibility is kept.

            return filter != null && (!filter.hasFilterRow())
                && filter.filterRow();


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        5. 10965-v2.txt
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                yuzhihong@gmail.com Ted Yu
                yuzhihong@gmail.com Ted Yu
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