On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Erik Holstad <erikholstad@gmail.com> wrote:
Hey guys!

I'm totally new to Cassandra and have a couple of question about the internal structure of some of the calls.

When using the slicerange(count) for the get calls, does the actual result being truncated on the server
or is it happening on the client ie is it more efficient than the regular call?

It happens on the server. 

Is there an internal counter for the get_count call that keeps track of the count or do you only save on
return IO?

No, get_count currently has to deserialize the row and count the columns, excluding tombstones.