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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Inconsistent results using secondary indexes between two DC
Date Fri, 20 May 2011 19:44:27 GMT
Has this cluster always been on 0.7.5 or was it upgraded from an
earlier version?

On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 3:26 AM, Wojciech Pietrzok <> wrote:
> Just checked. Seems to be present in CF on all nodes (in both
> datacenters), but are not indexed correctly
> On each node I've used sstablekeys for all CF_NAME-f-XX-Data.db files.
> In cassandra-cli I've (using node that behaves correctly) made query
> get CF_NAME where foo = bar, got correct number of results. Checked
> using grep if all the keys are present in the lists returned by
> sstablekeys - none was missing, so it seems that the rows are present
> on all nodes.
> When doing the same query on the nodes in the second DC (using
> ConsistencyLevel.ONE) the results are invalid. Sometimes I got 15 rows
> (expected, correct number of rows), 3 rows, or 10 rows. What's
> interesting every time I get only 3 rows it's the same list of 3 rows
> on both affected nodes.
> 2011/5/17 Jonathan Ellis <>:
>> Nothing comes to mind.
>> I'd start by using sstable2json to see if the missing rows are in the
>> main data CF -- i.e., are they just unindexed, or are they missing
>> completely?
>> On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 4:33 PM, Wojciech Pietrzok <> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I've noticed strange behaviour of Cassandra when using secondary indexes.
>>> There are 2 Data Centers, each with 2 nodes, RF=4, on all nodes
>>> Cassandra 0.7.5 is installed.
>>> When I connect to one of the nodes in DC1 and perform query using
>>> secondary indexes ("get ColumnFamily where column = 'foo'" in
>>> cassandra-cli) I always get correct number of rows returned, no matter
>>> which ConsistencyLevel is set.
>>> When I connect to one of the nodes in DC2 and perform same query using
>>> ConsistencyLevel LOCAL_QUORUM the results are correct. But using
>>> ConsistencyLevel ONE Cassandra doesn't return correct number of rows
>>> (it seems that most of the times there some of the rows are missing).
>>> Tried running nodetool repair, and nodetool scrub but this doesn't seem to help.
>>> What might the cause of such behaviour?
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Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of DataStax, the source for professional Cassandra support

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