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From "Jonathan Ellis (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-1717) Cassandra cannot detect corrupt-but-readable column data
Date Tue, 09 Aug 2011 13:12:27 GMT

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Jonathan Ellis commented on CASSANDRA-1717:
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Saving 4 bytes out of 64K doesn't seem like enough benefit to make life harder for ourselves
if we want to use a long checksum later.

> Cassandra cannot detect corrupt-but-readable column data
> --------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-1717
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-1717
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Core
>            Reporter: Jonathan Ellis
>            Assignee: Pavel Yaskevich
>             Fix For: 1.0
>
>         Attachments: CASSANDRA-1717-v2.patch, CASSANDRA-1717.patch, checksums.txt
>
>
> Most corruptions of on-disk data due to bitrot render the column (or row) unreadable,
so the data can be replaced by read repair or anti-entropy.  But if the corruption keeps column
data readable we do not detect it, and if it corrupts to a higher timestamp value can even
resist being overwritten by newer values.

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