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From "Hudson (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CASSANDRA-437) record token/endpoint (ip) pairs in system table
Date Fri, 25 Sep 2009 12:36:16 GMT


Hudson commented on CASSANDRA-437:

Integrated in Cassandra #208 (See [])
    record gossipped enpoint/token pairs as we see them.  also clean up SystemTable code to
avoid unnecessary CF fetches.  patch by Gary Dusbabek and jbellis for 

> record token/endpoint (ip) pairs in system table
> ------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CASSANDRA-437
>                 URL:
>             Project: Cassandra
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Jonathan Ellis
>            Assignee: Gary Dusbabek
>             Fix For: 0.5
>         Attachments: cassandra-437.diff
> Each node records its own token after generating one or reading it from the config file.
 For more redundancy we should record others'  tokens too.
> This should not be regarded as canonical information -- do not use it to take shortcuts
instead of using gossip.  It is only to provide redundancy in case of failure.
> For instance, if your cluster loses power and when it comes back up, the disk w/ token
information on one of your machines is dead, this will let you get that token information
easily from another node instead of having to guess by scanning sstables.  This is not a theoretical
scenario; something of this nature did happen to FB.

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