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From "Cristian Opris (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-5062) Support CAS
Date Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:51:14 GMT

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Cristian Opris commented on CASSANDRA-5062:
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There is this paper that might be of interest, Consensus on Transaction Commit:
http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=64636

I haven't yet studied it in detail but may give some ideas.

"Paxos made live" seems centered on the idea of having a replicated log. Not sure this applies
to what we want to do. There are details on how to do that however in the papers cited, the
more relevant I think:

Lampson, B. W. How to build a highly available system using consensus.
Schneider, F. B. Implementing fault-tolerant services using the state machine approach: A
tutorial.

Google has links to the papers

                
> Support CAS
> -----------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-5062
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-5062
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: API, Core
>            Reporter: Jonathan Ellis
>             Fix For: 2.0
>
>
> "Strong" consistency is not enough to prevent race conditions.  The classic example is
user account creation: we want to ensure usernames are unique, so we only want to signal account
creation success if nobody else has created the account yet.  But naive read-then-write allows
clients to race and both think they have a green light to create.

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