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From "Sylvain Lebresne (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (CASSANDRA-7886) TombstoneOverwhelmingException should not wait for timeout
Date Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:53:34 GMT

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Sylvain Lebresne updated CASSANDRA-7886:
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    Fix Version/s:     (was: 2.1.2)
                   3.0

> TombstoneOverwhelmingException should not wait for timeout
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-7886
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-7886
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core
>         Environment: Tested with Cassandra 2.0.8
>            Reporter: Christian Spriegel
>            Assignee: Christian Spriegel
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 3.0
>
>         Attachments: 7886_v1.txt
>
>
> *Issue*
> When you have TombstoneOverwhelmingExceptions occuring in queries, this will cause the
query to be simply dropped on every data-node, but no response is sent back to the coordinator.
Instead the coordinator waits for the specified read_request_timeout_in_ms.
> On the application side this can cause memory issues, since the application is waiting
for the timeout interval for every request.Therefore, if our application runs into TombstoneOverwhelmingExceptions,
then (sooner or later) our entire application cluster goes down :-(
> *Proposed solution*
> I think the data nodes should send a error message to the coordinator when they run into
a TombstoneOverwhelmingException. Then the coordinator does not have to wait for the timeout-interval.



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