Riak Client Resources, Deleting a Key Doesn't Remove it from bucket.keys

Shuhao Wu admin at thekks.net
Wed May 23 16:31:10 EDT 2012

Riak is eventually consistent. Deleting it doesn't show up immediately.
There is an option like delete_immediate

On May 23, 2012 4:08 PM, "Steve Warren" <swarren at myvest.com> wrote:

> I'm seeing this pretty consistently and have no explanation for it. I
> delete a large number of keys (20k to 100k), but when I then search on the
> keys ($key/0/g) anywhere from 0-200 or so of the deleted keys show up in
> the results. It doesn't matter how long I wait after completing the
> deletion step, the keys stay in the list until I try to access the object
> and then it goes away. I'm using 1.1.2 and the riak-java client, and
> getting no errors on the deletion step.
> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 9:34 AM, Steve Warren <swarren at myvest.com> wrote:
>> Thank you for the reply. My observation does not quite match up with this
>> though so I'm still a bit confused. The deleted keys appeared to stay long
>> past the 3 seconds described in the post you referenced. In fact, I don't
>> know if they ever "went away". I'll run some more tests to see if I can
>> narrow down the exact behavior, for example not all key deletions exhibited
>> this behavior (the test I ran resulted in 118 residual keys out of around
>> 20K deletes). If I directly queried any of the keys it would respond with
>> "not found" and immediately stop showing up in the key list or $key index
>> query.
>> I'm still running a bunch of tests just to learn the behavior of the
>> system so I'll keep plugging away at it. For example, I'm observing that
>> $key index queries halt inserts into the same bucket while the query is
>> running, I don't know yet if this halts all server activity or just the
>> inserts for that bucket though.
>> Regards
>> Steve
>> On Tue, May 22, 2012 at 8:58 AM, Kelly McLaughlin <kelly at basho.com>wrote:
>>> Hi Steve. There is no caching of key lists in riak. What you are seeing
>>> is likely the fact that listing of keys or index queries can pick up
>>> deleted keys due to the fact that riak keeps tombstone markers around for
>>> deleted objects for some period. For a really good explanation of riak's
>>> delete behavior check out this writeup by Jon Meredith:
>>> http://lists.basho.com/pipermail/riak-users_lists.basho.com/2011-October/006048.html.
>>> You can set delete_mode to immediate as described in that post and you will
>>> most likely not see any deleted keys when you do an index query or key
>>> list. The tradeoff is that you may get the unexpected behavior when doing
>>> concurrent updates to the same set of keys that the delete_mode changes
>>> were designed to address as Jon also indicates in that post.  We are
>>> considering different options on this front, but at this time no actual
>>> changes have been made to address this.
>>> Kelly
>>> On May 20, 2012, at 10:13 AM, Steve Warren wrote:
>>> The last message I saw on this (from a year ago) says the caching of key
>>> lists will be removed. I just ran into it while running a $key index range
>>> search. I then ran a ?key=stream search on the bucket and the same stale
>>> key list appeared (I had created a bunch of data and then deleted it as a
>>> test). Did the caching removal not happen? I'm running 1.1.2
>>> The query:
>>> curl 'localhost:8098/buckets/testbucket/index/$key/0/g'
>>> As others have noted, this behavior is quite disconcerting and I don't
>>> want to pepper the application with otherwise unnecessary checks for stale
>>> keys even on 2i range queries. Or is that unavoidable?
>>> Regards
>>> Steve
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