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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Handoff on failure.
Date Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:29:36 GMT
repartitioning is expensive.  you don't want to do it as soon as a
node goes down (which may be temporary, cassandra has no way of
knowing).  so repartitioning happens when decommission is done by a

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 10:37 PM, Sriram Srinivasan <> wrote:
> I am looking at Cassandra 0.6.2's source code, and am unable to figure out
> where, if at all, repartitioning happens in the case of failure.  The
> Gossiper's onDead message is ignored. Can someone please clarify this for
> me?

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

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