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From "Fabien Rousseau (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-11349) MerkleTree mismatch when multiple range tombstones exists for the same partition and interval
Date Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:45:26 GMT

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Fabien Rousseau commented on CASSANDRA-11349:
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Nice patch.

I will be able to test it on a dev environment either this week or at the beginning of next
week.

There is still one case not covered (though not sure it can happen).
Suppose that in SSTable 1, there is a range tombstone covering the columns "a" through "g"
at time t1, and in SSTable 2, there is a range tombstone covering the columns "c" through
"d" at time t2.
If those two SSTable are merged (for example on another replica), it will be split in 3 range
tombstones in one SSTable (one range tombstone "a" -> "b" at t1, "c" -> "d" at t2, "e"
-> "f" at t1).
Computing the merkle tree for those two hosts will still be different (not the same range
tombstones).

As said above, not sure if it can happen, and anyway, this patch is a good improvement and
probably fits 99% cases.



> MerkleTree mismatch when multiple range tombstones exists for the same partition and
interval
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-11349
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-11349
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Fabien Rousseau
>            Assignee: Stefan Podkowinski
>              Labels: repair
>             Fix For: 2.1.x, 2.2.x
>
>         Attachments: 11349-2.1.patch
>
>
> We observed that repair, for some of our clusters, streamed a lot of data and many partitions
were "out of sync".
> Moreover, the read repair mismatch ratio is around 3% on those clusters, which is really
high.
> After investigation, it appears that, if two range tombstones exists for a partition
for the same range/interval, they're both included in the merkle tree computation.
> But, if for some reason, on another node, the two range tombstones were already compacted
into a single range tombstone, this will result in a merkle tree difference.
> Currently, this is clearly bad because MerkleTree differences are dependent on compactions
(and if a partition is deleted and created multiple times, the only way to ensure that repair
"works correctly"/"don't overstream data" is to major compact before each repair... which
is not really feasible).
> Below is a list of steps allowing to easily reproduce this case:
> {noformat}
> ccm create test -v 2.1.13 -n 2 -s
> ccm node1 cqlsh
> CREATE KEYSPACE test_rt WITH replication = {'class': 'SimpleStrategy', 'replication_factor':
2};
> USE test_rt;
> CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS table1 (
>     c1 text,
>     c2 text,
>     c3 float,
>     c4 float,
>     PRIMARY KEY ((c1), c2)
> );
> INSERT INTO table1 (c1, c2, c3, c4) VALUES ( 'a', 'b', 1, 2);
> DELETE FROM table1 WHERE c1 = 'a' AND c2 = 'b';
> ctrl ^d
> # now flush only one of the two nodes
> ccm node1 flush 
> ccm node1 cqlsh
> USE test_rt;
> INSERT INTO table1 (c1, c2, c3, c4) VALUES ( 'a', 'b', 1, 3);
> DELETE FROM table1 WHERE c1 = 'a' AND c2 = 'b';
> ctrl ^d
> ccm node1 repair
> # now grep the log and observe that there was some inconstencies detected between nodes
(while it shouldn't have detected any)
> ccm node1 showlog | grep "out of sync"
> {noformat}
> Consequences of this are a costly repair, accumulating many small SSTables (up to thousands
for a rather short period of time when using VNodes, the time for compaction to absorb those
small files), but also an increased size on disk.



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