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From Michael Kjellman <>
Subject Re: Specifying initial token in 1.2 fails
Date Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:53:39 GMT
To be honest I haven't run a cluster with Murmur3.

You can still use indexing with RandomPartitioner (all us "old" folk are stuck on Random btw..)

And there was a thread floating around yesterday where Edward did some benchmarks and found
that Murmur3 was actually slower than RandomPartitioner.<>

I do know that with vnodes token allocation is now 100% dynamic so no need to manually assign
tokens to nodes anymore.


From: Dwight Smith <<>>
Reply-To: "<>" <<>>
Date: Friday, January 4, 2013 8:48 AM
To: "'<mailto:'>'" <<>>
Subject: RE: Specifying initial token in 1.2 fails


Yes indeed – my mistake.  Thanks.  I can specify RandomPartitioner, since I do not use indexing
– yet.

Just for informational purposes – with Murmur3 - to achieve a balanced cluster – is the
initial token method supported?
If so – how should these be generated, the token-generator seems to only apply to RandomPartitioner.

Thanks again

From: Michael Kjellman []
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: Specifying initial token in 1.2 fails

Murmur3 != MD5 (RandomPartitioner)

From: Dwight Smith <<>>
Reply-To: "<>" <<>>
Date: Friday, January 4, 2013 8:36 AM
To: "'<mailto:'>'" <<>>
Subject: Specifying initial token in 1.2 fails


Just started evaluating 1.2 – starting a clean Cassandra node – the usual practice is
to specify the initial token – but when I attempt to start the node the following is observed:

INFO [main] 2013-01-03 14:08:57,774 (line 203) disk_failure_policy
is stop
DEBUG [main] 2013-01-03 14:08:57,774 (line 205) page_cache_hinting
is false
INFO [main] 2013-01-03 14:08:57,774 (line 266) Global memtable threshold
is enabled at 339MB
DEBUG [main] 2013-01-03 14:08:58,008 (line 381) setting auto_bootstrap
to true
ERROR [main] 2013-01-03 14:08:58,024 (line 495) Fatal configuration
org.apache.cassandra.exceptions.ConfigurationException: For input string: "85070591730234615865843651857942052863"
        at org.apache.cassandra.dht.Murmur3Partitioner$1.validate(
        at org.apache.cassandra.config.DatabaseDescriptor.loadYaml(
        at org.apache.cassandra.config.DatabaseDescriptor.<clinit>(
        at org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.setup(
        at org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.activate(
        at org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.main(

This looks like a bug.


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