Why the secondary index is not updated absolutely atomically?

2010/9/2 Jonathan Ellis <jbellis@gmail.com>
yes, it is updated atomically (but not in isolation, it's possible for
a client to see changes to one but not the other temporarily)

On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 1:47 PM, Alvin Jin <AlvinUW@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I was thinking the details of the secondary index in 0.7.
> Will it be updated atomically with its base table?
> Any explaination the on secondary index is appreciated.
> Thanks.
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Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of Riptano, the source for professional Cassandra support