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From Dan Washusen <>
Subject Question regarding Client.set_keyspace(String)
Date Wed, 03 Nov 2010 00:24:17 GMT
Hey All,
It looks like the Client.set_keyspace method does a server round trip to
validate that the keyspace exists.

Exhibit A:

> InvalidRequestException(why:Keyspace does not exist)
> at
>> org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Cassandra$
> at
>> org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Cassandra$Client.recv_set_keyspace(
> at
>> org.apache.cassandra.thrift.Cassandra$Client.set_keyspace(
I was looking into making a connection pool that is independent of a
keyspace.   My thinking is that a connection pool is relatively expensive
and if a user has more than one keyspace, it would be ideal to maintain a
single pool for the cluster rather than one per keyspace.

My plan was going to defer the Client.set_keyspace(String) call from the
point that the connection is initialised, to the point that the connection
is borrowed from the pool.  However, if that call requires a server round
trip it might do more harm that good...

Two questions;

   1. Does the call to Client.set_keyspace(String) really do a server round
   trip every time it's invoked?
   2. If yes, is it really necessary?


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