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From David Van Couvering <>
Subject Re: CouchDB and clustering
Date Fri, 27 Feb 2009 00:42:47 GMT
Isn't node failure core to the problem of partitioning because your  
partitioning of data will have to change as the cluster membership is  
changing, and data is going to have to migrate - right?

Anyway, I'll take a look at your Wiki and see if I can contribute in  
some way.  Thanks!


On Feb 26, 2009, at 2:41 PM, Ben Browning <> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 5:16 PM, David Van Couvering
> <> wrote:
>> This us great!  Are you going to put some functional and design  
>> docs on the
>> Wiki?  This seems pretty important to get right and could save you  
>> a lot of
>> time getting feedback from the community on your overall approach.
> Yes, that sounds like a good idea. I'll find a place on the wiki to
> document my thoughts as well as the opinions of others expressed
> previously on the mailing list.
>> Just for example, a discussion of your hashing mechanism would be  
>> great, and
>> how you handle repartitioning on node failure, etc.
> Initially I'm just concentrating on partitioning the data. Gracefully
> handling node failures will be a step after that and I haven't put a
> lot of effort into that piece yet. Any ideas are welcome, and I know
> there are some threads that at least touched on that topic before.

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