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From "Sylvain Lebresne (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (CASSANDRA-4351) Consider storing more informations on peers in system tables
Date Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:11:42 GMT
Sylvain Lebresne created CASSANDRA-4351:
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             Summary: Consider storing more informations on peers in system tables 
                 Key: CASSANDRA-4351
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-4351
             Project: Cassandra
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: Core
            Reporter: Sylvain Lebresne
            Priority: Minor
             Fix For: 1.2


Currently, the only thing we keep in system tables about other peers is their token and IP
addresses. We should probably also record the new ring_id, but since CASSANDRA-4018 makes
system table easily queriable, may it could be worth adding some more information (basically
most of what we gossip could be a candidate (schema UUID, status, C* version, ...)) as a simple
way to expose the ring state to users (even if it's just a "view" of the ring state from one
specific node I believe it's still nice).

Of course that means storing information that may not be absolutely needed by the server,
but I'm not sure there is much harm to that.

Note that doing this cleanly may require changing the schema of current system tables but
as long as we do that in the 1.2 timeframe it's ok (since the concerned system table 'local'
and 'peers' are news anyway).


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