When a new cluster is created, it is possible that the
\xFF/metadataVersion system key is not yet present.
I’m adding a bunch of API to return the value of that field as a versionstamp, and was wondering what should be the default value if the key is not present?
Previously, I was returning the bytes as-is, so the value was “null”. I’m considering returning the empty versionstamp (10 zero-bytes) instead. Is this a good default value?
Bonus question: is it ok to expect the value of the metadata version key to always to a valid versionstamp (10 and only 10 bytes) or can it be something else?