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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Cassandra 0.5.1 slow down after doing a lot of inserts
Date Fri, 16 Apr 2010 15:52:07 GMT
Moving to user list.

You should read

2010/4/16 Lu Ming <>:
> Hi:
>   We have build a  storage system with 4 nodes in the cluster. We use the default configuration
> every node have 2*E5504 CPU, 8G memory and 6*1T Sata disk.  The cluster stores about
600G data.
>   We found that Cassandra 0.5.1 ALWAYS slow down after a lot of inserts. When it happens,
CPU and Disk load
> are very low. We use "tpstats" nodetools and find that more than 300,000  row-mutations
is still pending and
> the write speed is no more than 100~200 row-mutations per second.
>  It also happens when  Cassandra starts and replays a large commitlog file. So we must
cost several hours to
> wait it finishs startup.
>  The Faq of Cassandra tells that it is caused by GC?  any other explaining?
> thanks a lot.

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