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From Robert Wille <>
Subject Re: Hinted handoff not working
Date Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:44:18 GMT
Nope. I added millions of records and several GB to the cluster while one node was down, and
then ran "nodetool flush system hints" on a couple of nodes that were up, and system/hints
has less than 200K in it.

Here’s the relevant part of "nodetool cfstats system.hints":

Keyspace: system
        Read Count: 28572
        Read Latency: 0.01806502869942601 ms.
        Write Count: 351
        Write Latency: 0.04547008547008547 ms.
        Pending Tasks: 0
                Table: hints
                SSTable count: 1
                Space used (live), bytes: 7446
                Space used (total), bytes: 80062
                SSTable Compression Ratio: 0.2651441528992549
                Number of keys (estimate): 128
                Memtable cell count: 1
                Memtable data size, bytes: 1740

The hints are definitely not being stored.


On Dec 14, 2014, at 11:44 PM, Jens Rantil <<>>

Hi Robert ,

Maybe you need to flush your memtables to actually see the disk usage increase? This applies
to both hosts.


On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 3:52 PM, Robert Wille <<>>

I have a cluster with RF=3. If I shut down one node, add a bunch of data to the cluster, I
don’t see a bunch of records added to system.hints. Also, du of /var/lib/cassandra/data/system/hints
of the nodes that are up shows that hints aren’t being stored. When I start the down node,
its data doesn’t grow until I run repair, which then takes a really long time because it
is significantly out of date. Is there some magic setting I cannot find in the documentation
to enable hinted handoff? I’m running 2.0.11. Any insights would be greatly appreciated.



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