Interesting problem with riaksearch indexes

Markus Silpala msilpala at
Mon Dec 12 10:19:55 EST 2011

Greetings, all.

I was combing Bugzilla and release notes this weekend to find out whether the search-indices-not-so-fault-tolerant has been fixed yet. Nothing I found seemed to match exactly. Is the issue still present?

If so I think I'll go open a bug for it—I just didn't want to create a duplicate if it's already been done.

Thanks much,

-Markus S

On Aug 22, 2011, at 10:18 PM, Ryan Zezeski wrote:

> The reason for the nondeterministic behavior is two-fold.
> 1. For performance reasons Search only ever reads from 1 node (R=1)
> 2. As an attempt to balance load and reduce vnode contention this node is selected randomly


>   I realize this sucks and isn't in line with Riak's more fault tolerant behavior.  It does suck.  I hate the fact that I have to write this email basically telling you this part of Search is broken, IMO.  I want to see it addressed and I'm sure I'm not the only one.  Right now our internal ticket board is buzzing in anticipation for the new release.  After that there is a lot of love I want to give Search, this particular issue included.  I'd say it's only a matter of time.

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