[erlang-questions] phantom mnesia backup entries

Dan Gudmundsson dangud@REDACTED
Wed Oct 1 20:18:38 CEST 2014

>From memory and without checking I believe those are delete markers for
that record entry.

On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 2:25 PM, tom kelly <ttom.kelly@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hi list,
> I've been examining an mnesia backup from one of our production machines
> using the traverse_backup function and have found some strange entries. In
> one fragmented set table (with no secondary indexes) where the record
> structure is meant to be {tab_name, key, field1, field2} there exist
> entries like: {tab_name, key}.
> However I can't find the entries after loading the table fragment with
> mnesia:restore.
> I've been trawling through our app to find where these might get created
> but have drawn a blank and have come to the provisional conclusion that
> they're an internal mnesia quirk.
> Can any of the mnesia experts on the list confirm or deny? And if
> confirmed maybe provide a short explanation of their function to satisfy my
> curiosity?
> Many thanks.
> //TTom.
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