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From Viktor Jevdokimov <>
Subject RE: consistency level for "create keyspace"?
Date Wed, 05 Jun 2013 05:46:38 GMT
We use describe_schema_versions thrift request:

   * for each schema version present in the cluster, returns a list of nodes at that version.
   * hosts that do not respond will be under the key DatabaseDescriptor.INITIAL_VERSION.
   * the cluster is all on the same version if the size of the map is 1.
  map<string, list<string>> describe_schema_versions()
       throws (1: InvalidRequestException ire),

Best regards / Pagarbiai

Viktor Jevdokimov
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From: John R. Frank []
Sent: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 4:28 AM
Subject: Re: consistency level for "create keyspace"?

Further the question below, the same thing seems to happen with
ColumnFamily:  If I make a ColumnFamily, and then don't wait long enough, an attempt to query
it can fail if the particular node that gets queried does not know about it yet.  Is there
something smarter to do than just try/except all such failures and sleep it off?

This is particularly cumbersome for writing tests that setup/teardown keyspaces repeatedly.


On Mon, 3 Jun 2013, John R. Frank wrote:

> C*
> When I create a keyspace with pycassa on a multi-node cluster, it
> takes some time before all the nodes know about the keyspace.
> So, if I do this:
>    sm = SystemManager(random.choice(server_list))
>    sm.create_keyspace(keyspace, SIMPLE_STRATEGY, {'replication_factor':
> '1'})
>    sm.close()
> and then immediately pick a different node, it often will raise
> InvalidRequestException(why="Keyspace 'foo' does not exist")
> Is there a better way to handle this than just avoiding immediately
> asking other nodes for the keyspace?
> John

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