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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: node down window
Date Wed, 14 Jul 2010 19:13:10 GMT
On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 1:43 PM, B. Todd Burruss <> wrote:
> there is a window of time from when a node goes down and when the rest
> of the cluster actually realizes that it is down.
> what happens to writes during this time frame?  does hinted handoff
> record these writes and then "handoff" when the down node returns?  or
> does hinted handoff not kick in until the cluster realizes the node is
> down?

the latter.

> ... is the only way these missed writes are repaired is through read
> repair and/or manually kicking off "nodetool repair"?


Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of Riptano, the source for professional Cassandra support

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