That's exactly what I understood and why I was using the max_hint_window_in_ms threshold to force a manual repair.
According to the documentation (http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/Operations#Frequency_of_nodetool_repair
), I understand that is is not necessary to repair every node before gc_grace_seconds if you are sure that you don't miss to run a repair each time a node is down longer than gc_grace_seconds.
"*IF* your operations team is sufficiently on the ball, you can get by without repair as long as you do not have hardware failure -- in that case, HintedHandoff is adequate to repair successful updates that some replicas have missed"
Am I wrong ? Thoughts ?
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