# Commitlog not replayed after restart

## Details

• Type: Bug
• Status: Resolved
• Priority: Critical
• Resolution: Fixed
• Fix Version/s:
• Component/s: None
• Labels:
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## Description

It seems that there are two corner cases where commitlog is not replayed after a restart :

• After a reboot of a server + restart of cassandra (1.1.0 to 1.1.4)
• After doing an upgrade from cassandra 1.1.X to cassandra 1.1.5

This is due to the fact that the commitlog segment id should always be an incrementing number (see this condition : https://github.com/apache/cassandra/blob/trunk/src/java/org/apache/cassandra/db/commitlog/CommitLogReplayer.java#L247 )

But this assertion can be broken :
In the first case, it is generated by System.nanoTime() but it seems that System.nanoTime() is using the boot time as the base/reference (at least on java6 & linux), thus after a reboot, System.nanoTime() can return a lower number than before the reboot (and the javadoc says the reference is a relative point in time...)
In the second case, this was introduced by #4601 (which changes System.nanoTime() by System.currentTimeMillis() thus people starting with 1.1.5 are safe)

This could explain the following tickets : #4741 and #4481

## Attachments

1. 4782.txt
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Jonathan Ellis

## People

• Assignee:
Jonathan Ellis
Reporter:
Fabien Rousseau
Reviewer:
Fabien Rousseau