How Swift resolves the conflicts between serveral replications of data

asked 2012-05-20 08:56:32 -0600

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Suppose a data object is saved in Swift with 3 replications on 3 zones. Assume some bits in the first replication of data are changed from 1 to 0, a different set of bits in the second replication of data are changed from 0 to 1. The third replication of data is same as before (no changes at all). Which replication should be used to synchronize the other two replications ? Does Swift use time-stamp to judge this ?

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answered 2012-05-20 13:11:27 -0600

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Swift resolves conflict by timestamp (last write wins).

In your example, swift would detect the bit flip (because it would no longer match it's md5 fingerprint). The object would be quarantined and replaced with good data by replication.

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