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Re: Instance IDs and Multiple Zones


On Mar 23, 2011, at 8:59 PM, Eric Day wrote:

> May I ask what is the point of doing this if it won't make cactus and
> we're just going to replace it in a month or two? I think we all agree
> that 64-bit integer IDs are insufficient for multi-zone deployments,
> so no one will be deploying this until we sort it out and come up
> with a better ID.

	Because this is just one part of the process of creating a distributed scheduler. The process for selecting a host for a new instance won't depend on the type of PK used for that instance in a db table.

	The only reason I brought it up was that Sandy pointed out this uniqueness requirement, and we felt it would be a good idea to ask the list if they had any good ideas about alternatives to range partitions. I prefaced my initial post with a disclaimer that I wasn't looking to re-argue things that had already been discussed and agreed to, but I guess most people missed that part. :)

-- Ed Leafe

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