I was going through how the data is deleted in cassandra from below link :
what will happen in the case when I send a delete request with Consistency level of 1 and RF=3
so the row will be marked for deletion for one of the replica and send the response and thereby send further update request to the replica nodes . What if 2 replicas are down. This will column marked as a tombstone will be stored as a hint . According to the below mentioned Para:
"When an unresponsive node recovers, Cassandra uses hinted handoffs to replay the database mutations that the node missed while it was down. Cassandra does not replay a mutation for a tombstone during its grace period. If the node does not recover until after the grace period ends, the deletion might be missed."
so according to this tombstone data is not replayed via HINTED HANDOFF? why is that so.
As per my understanding if node comes up before the tombestone's grace period ends it should be propagted/updated on both the nodes.
and if it does not comes up, whch means now the tombstone has already been deleted from the cluster but will it be stored as HINT or ?