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From "Donald Smith (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (CASSANDRA-8591) Tunable bootstrapping
Date Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:21:35 GMT


Donald Smith updated CASSANDRA-8591:
    Priority: Minor  (was: Major)

> Tunable bootstrapping
> ---------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-8591
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Donald Smith
>            Priority: Minor
> Often bootstrapping fails due to errors like "unable to find sufficient sources for streaming
range". But cassandra is supposed to be fault tolerant, and it's supposed to have tunable
> If it can't find some sources, it should allow bootstrapping to continue, under control
by parameters (up to 100 failures, for example), and should print out a report about what
ranges were missing.  For many apps, it's far better to bootstrap what's available then to
fail flat.
> Same with rebuilds.
> We were doing maintenance on some disks and when we started back up, some nodes ran out
of disk space, due to operator miscaluculation. Thereafter, we've been unable to bootstrap
new nodes, due to "unable to find sufficient sources for streaming range."  But bootstrapping
with partial success would be far better than being unable to bootstrap at all, and cheaper
than a repair. Our consistency requirements are low but not zero.

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