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RE: MD5 in the read path

Makes sense. Thanks!

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Lynch [mailto:joe.e.lynch@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:02 PM
To: dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: MD5 in the read path

> Thank you all for the response.
> For RandomPartitioner, MD5 is used to avoid collision. However, why is 
> it necessary for comparing data between different replicas? Is it not 
> feasible to use CRC for data comparison?
My understanding is that it is not necessary to use MD5 and we can switch out the message digest function as long as we have an upgrade path. I believe this is the goal of https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-13292.


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