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From Patricio Echag├╝e <>
Subject Re: Write everywhere, read anywhere
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:47:07 GMT
On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Philippe <> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have a 3-node, RF=3, cluster configured to write at CL.ALL and read at
> CL.ONE. When I take one of the nodes down, writes fail which is what I
> expect.
> When I run a repair, I see data being streamed from those column
> families... that I didn't expect. How can the nodes diverge ? Does this mean
> that reading at CL.ONE may return inconsistent data ?

we abort the mutation before hand when there are enough replicas alive. If a
mutation went through and in the middle of it a replica goes down, in that
case you can write to some nodes and the request will Timeout.
In that case the CL.ONE may return inconsistence data.

> Question 2 : I've doing this rather than CL.QUORUM because I've been
> expecting CL.ONE to return data faster than CL.QUORUM. Is that a good
> assumption ? Yes, it's ok for writes to be down for a while.

When you hit a node that own the piece of data, CL.ONE will be faster as you
don't have to wait for a read across the network to reach another node.
For CL.QUORUM we fire reads in parallel to all the replicas and wait until
completing quorum. If I'm not wrong, in some cases the difference may be
negligible for CL.ONE and CL.QUORUM when you hit a coordinator that doesn't
own the data since you are going  over the network anyway (assuming all
nodes take the same time to reply)

> Thanks

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