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From "Jeremiah Jordan (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CASSANDRA-10786) Include hash of result set metadata in prepared statement id
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:58:58 GMT

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Jeremiah Jordan commented on CASSANDRA-10786:
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bq. We probably want to wait for some of those other features before finalizing the v5 protocol.

If we are going to put this in, I think it makes more sense to call this v5, and what ever
the next changes we make are v6.  Drivers can still talk v4 and they could skip v5 to v6 if
they wanted to wait for more feature before implementing.

> Include hash of result set metadata in prepared statement id
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-10786
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-10786
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: CQL
>            Reporter: Olivier Michallat
>            Assignee: Alex Petrov
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: client-impacting, doc-impacting, protocolv5
>             Fix For: 3.x
>
>
> This is a follow-up to CASSANDRA-7910, which was about invalidating a prepared statement
when the table is altered, to force clients to update their local copy of the metadata.
> There's still an issue if multiple clients are connected to the same host. The first
client to execute the query after the cache was invalidated will receive an UNPREPARED response,
re-prepare, and update its local metadata. But other clients might miss it entirely (the MD5
hasn't changed), and they will keep using their old metadata. For example:
> # {{SELECT * ...}} statement is prepared in Cassandra with md5 abc123, clientA and clientB
both have a cache of the metadata (columns b and c) locally
> # column a gets added to the table, C* invalidates its cache entry
> # clientA sends an EXECUTE request for md5 abc123, gets UNPREPARED response, re-prepares
on the fly and updates its local metadata to (a, b, c)
> # prepared statement is now in C*’s cache again, with the same md5 abc123
> # clientB sends an EXECUTE request for id abc123. Because the cache has been populated
again, the query succeeds. But clientB still has not updated its metadata, it’s still (b,c)
> One solution that was suggested is to include a hash of the result set metadata in the
md5. This way the md5 would change at step 3, and any client using the old md5 would get an
UNPREPARED, regardless of whether another client already reprepared.



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