Too many siblings error

Russell Brown russell.brown at
Mon Jul 28 12:48:19 EDT 2014

Hi Bryce,
Single node?

I’m pretty surprised by this, in 1.4 every write to a counter resolves the siblings at the coordinating vnode. Do you know what your sibling limit is set too? How are you typically using counters in your application? Are you reusing the same bucket/key for non-counter objects?



On 28 Jul 2014, at 17:40, Bryce Verdier <bryceverdier at> wrote:

> Hi,
> In my application I'm using riak counters, but in the very recent past I saw a large number of these show up in the console logs:
> <0.1432.0>@riak_kv_vnode:encode_and_put:1795 Too many siblings for object <<"BUCKET">>/<<"KEY">>
> Are there known limitations to how many siblings can be created for use with counters? Any ideas on how to fix this? Also, other important information that might be relevant, this is single node running 1.4.8.
> Warm regards,
> Bryce
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