my code uses EC2MultiRegion snitch and NetworkTopologyStrategy in production. Since the NetworkTopology is specified as part of 
schema creation, which is part of my code, I also have to use this strategy in test.

but in test, I normally use a single-node cluster on my laptop. so I can't use the EC2Multiregion Snitch, but just use a SimpleSnitch.

the problem is, I can create the schema, I can successfully write, but when I do a get('my_key', policy=LOCAL_QUORUM), it never returns, probably because the  policy has some issues with my networktopology+simpleSnitch usage.

what am I doing wrong?

:~/tools/apache-cassandra-1.1.2-src$ bin/nodetool  -h localhost ring
Address         DC          Rack        Status State   Load            Effective-Ownership Token                                     datacenter1 rack1       Up     Normal  58.2 KB         100.00%             75114219348151468943896475823188760004      

[default@blah1] show schema;
create keyspace blah1
  with placement_strategy = 'NetworkTopologyStrategy'
  and strategy_options = {datacenter1 : 1}
  and durable_writes = true;

use blah1;

create column family cf1
  with column_type = 'Standard'
  and comparator = 'BytesType'
  and default_validation_class = 'BytesType'
  and key_validation_class = 'BytesType'
  and read_repair_chance = 0.1
  and dclocal_read_repair_chance = 0.0
  and gc_grace = 864000
  and min_compaction_threshold = 4
  and max_compaction_threshold = 32
  and replicate_on_write = true
  and compaction_strategy = 'org.apache.cassandra.db.compaction.SizeTieredCompactionStrategy'
  and caching = 'KEYS_ONLY'
  and compression_options = {'sstable_compression' : ''};