Status: Patch Available
Fix Version/s: None
GossipingPropertyFileSnitch (GPFS) has a compatibility mode which fallbacks to PropertyFileSnitch (PFS) to fetch rack/dc info from conf/cassandra-rackdc.properties when a node info is not found in Gossip.
The problem is that we supply a default conf/cassandra-rackdc.properties, which is loaded in clusters (as shown in the log below) and may affect ring layout before gossip settles potentially leading to issues such
I see 2 options to preven this from causing similar problems in the future:
a) Remove PFS compatibility mode
a) Move conf/cassandra-rackdc.properties to examples or conf/examples.