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I guess I'm missing something because the concept of quorum deals with partition tolerance. You require, to provide an answer, that X nodes agree on the state of the data.

3 nodes, 2 must agree. When the partition heals, the resolution process happens. It would have to be a SERIOUSLY bad network design and quorum setting that allows a quorum on both sides of the split.

It's just like eventual consistency. We're not talking days or even minutes. We're talking milliseconds/seconds of partition split. If you have a partition split for days, you have OTHER issues to address.

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