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From "Benjamin Coverston (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-3243) Node which was decommissioned and shut-down reappears on a single node
Date Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:05:49 GMT


Benjamin Coverston commented on CASSANDRA-3243:

+1 on the patch
> Node which was decommissioned and shut-down reappears on a single node
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-3243
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 0.8.5
>            Reporter: Jason Harvey
>            Assignee: Brandon Williams
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 0.8.7
>         Attachments: 3243.txt, locationinfo_0919.tgz, locationinfo_0922.tgz
> I decommissioned a node several days ago. It was no longer in the ring list on any node
in the ring. However, it was in the dead gossip list.
> In an attempt to clean it out of the dead gossip list so I could truncate, I shut down
the entire ring and bought it back up. Once the ring came back up, one node showed the decommissioned
node as still in the ring in a state of 'Down'. No other node in the ring shows this info.
> I successfully ran removetoken on the node to get that phantom node out. However, it
is back in the dead gossip list, preventing me from truncating.
> Where might the info on this decommissioned node be being stored? Is HH possibly trying
to deliver to the removed node, thus putting it back in the ring on one node?
> I find it extremely curious that none of the other nodes in the ring showed the phantom
node. Shouldn't gossip have propagated the node everywhere, even if it was down?

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