Wow...good catch.

We had puppet scripts which automatically assigned the proper tokens given the cluster size.
What is the range now?  Got a link?


On Nov 10, 2012, at 9:27 PM, Edward Capriolo wrote:

just a note for all. The default partitioner is no longer randompartitioner. It is now murmur, and the token range starts in negative numbers. So you don't chose tokens Luke your father taught you anymore.

On Friday, November 9, 2012, Sylvain Lebresne <> wrote:
> The Cassandra team is pleased to announce the release of the second beta for
> the future Apache Cassandra 1.2.0.
> Let me first stress that this is beta software and as such is *not* ready for
> production use.
> This release is still beta so is likely not bug free. However, lots have been
> fixed since beta1 and if everything goes right, we are hopeful that a first
> release candidate may follow shortly. Please do help testing this beta to help
> make that happen. If you encounter any problem during your testing, please
> report[3,4] them. And be sure to a look at the change log[1] and the release
> notes[2] to see where Cassandra 1.2 differs from the previous series.
> Apache Cassandra 1.2.0-beta2[5] is available as usual from the cassandra
> website ( and a debian package is
> available using the 12x branch (see
> Thank you for your help in testing and have fun with it.
> [1]: (CHANGES.txt)
> [2]: (NEWS.txt)
> [3]:
> [4]:
> [5]:;a=shortlog;h=refs/tags/cassandra-1.2.0-beta2

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