I believe the question is why is the maximum 2**127 and not
0xffffffffffffffff
The maximum is the size of the digest created by MD5. 

Does that answer the question?


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On 3/09/2012, at 8:20 PM, Tim Wintle <timwintle@gmail.com> wrote:

On Tue, 2012-08-28 at 16:57 +1200, aaron morton wrote:
Sorry I don't understand your question.

Can you explain it a bit more or maybe someone else knows.

I believe the question is why is the maximum 2**127 and not
0xffffffffffffffff

Tim


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On 27/08/2012, at 7:16 PM, Romain HARDOUIN <romain.hardouin@urssaf.fr> wrote:


Thank you Aaron.
This limit was pushed down in RandomPartitioner but the question still exists...


aaron morton <aaron@thelastpickle.com> a écrit sur 26/08/2012 23:35:50 :

AbstractHashedPartitioner
does not exist in the trunk.
https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=cassandra.git;
a=commitdiff;h=a89ef1ffd4cd2ee39a2751f37044dba3015d72f1


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On 24/08/2012, at 10:51 PM, Romain HARDOUIN <romain.hardouin@urssaf.fr> wrote:


Hi,

AbstractHashedPartitioner defines a maximum of 2**127 hence an
order of (2**127)+1.
I'd say that tokens of such partitioners are intented to be
distributed in Z/(127), hence a maximum of (2**127)-1.
Could there be a mix up between maximum and order?
This is a detail but could someone confirm/invalidate?

Regards,

Romain