well, to clarify, it first checks the timestamp bytes, then the rest so it doesn;t say they're the same if they came from 2 different servers.

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 4:52 PM, Paul Loy wrote:
```    private static int compareTimestampBytes(ByteBuffer o1, ByteBuffer o2)
{
int o1Pos = o1.position();
int o2Pos = o2.position();

int d = (o1.get(o1Pos+6) & 0xF) - (o2.get(o2Pos+6) & 0xF);
if (d != 0) return d;

d = (o1.get(o1Pos+7) & 0xFF) - (o2.get(o2Pos+7) & 0xFF);
if (d != 0) return d;

d = (o1.get(o1Pos+4) & 0xFF) - (o2.get(o2Pos+4) & 0xFF);
if (d != 0) return d;

d = (o1.get(o1Pos+5) & 0xFF) - (o2.get(o2Pos+5) & 0xFF);
if (d != 0) return d;

d = (o1.get(o1Pos) & 0xFF) - (o2.get(o2Pos) & 0xFF);
if (d != 0) return d;

d = (o1.get(o1Pos+1) & 0xFF) - (o2.get(o2Pos+1) & 0xFF);
if (d != 0) return d;

d = (o1.get(o1Pos+2) & 0xFF) - (o2.get(o2Pos+2) & 0xFF);
if (d != 0) return d;

return (o1.get(o1Pos+3) & 0xFF) - (o2.get(o2Pos+3) & 0xFF);
}```

Looks like it's only comparing the timestamp bytes.

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 4:06 PM, Patrick Julien wrote:
How does this work exactly?  If you're using generation 1 time uuids
for your keys to get ordering, doesn't this mean the keys need to be
generated all on the same host when you either query or insert?  Or
does cassandra only inspect the bits that represent the time stamp of
the UUID when performing a lookup?

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