[Openstack] [Swift] Delete handling with md5 collisions
shrinand at maginatics.com
Thu Aug 27 17:22:58 UTC 2015
Thanks Sam, Anthony! It's a bit scary (even though the probability is
low) to know that there could be data loss in Swift.
On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 3:30 PM, Chow, Anthony T (Anthony)** CTR **
<anthony.chow at alcatel-lucent.com> wrote:
> Will these 2 discussions help resolve your doubt?
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> From: Shrinand Javadekar [mailto:shrinand at maginatics.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:37 PM
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> Subject: [Openstack] [Swift] Delete handling with md5 collisions
> I have a question about how object deletes are handled with md5 collisions. I looked at the code and here's my understanding of how things will work.
> If I have two objects that have the same md5 hash, they will go to the same hash directory. Say, they go to /srv/node/r1/object/1024/eef/deadbeef/t1.data and /srv/node/r1/object/1024/eef/deadbeef/t2.data.
> Now, if I delete object t1, Swift will created a new file called t3.ts and put it in the hash directory.
> When the replicator runs, it will delete all files with timestamp less than t3. So will it delete both t1 and t2?
> Thanks in advance.
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