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Subject [Cassandra Wiki] Update of "FAQ" by RalphGoers
Date Sun, 30 Oct 2011 08:00:31 GMT
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The "FAQ" page has been changed by RalphGoers:

  == Why is it so hard to work with TimeUUIDType in Java? ==
  TimeUUID's are difficult to use from java clients because java.util.UUID does not support
generating version 1 (time-based) UUIDs.  Here is one way to work with them and Cassandra:
- Use the UUID generator from:
+ Use the UUID generator from: Note that while a Type
1 UUID uses a granularity of 100 ns this UUID generator only uses milliseconds. Even with
100 ns granularity, with a Type 1 UUID it is still possible to get a duplicate UUID in a multi-threaded
application running on a processor with muliple CPUs unless the clock sequence is properly
incremented, which this UUID does not do (in this implementation the clock sequence is a random
number generated when the class is loaded).
  Below are three methods that are quite useful in working with the uuids as they come in
and out of Cassandra.

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