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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Gossip yoyo under write load
Date Sat, 13 Nov 2010 02:46:07 GMT
On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 3:19 PM, Chip Salzenberg <> wrote:
> After I rebooted my 0.7.0beta3+ cluster to increase threads (read=100
> write=200 ... they're beefy machines), and putting them under load again, I
> find gossip reporting yoyo up-down-up-down status for the other nodes.
>  Anyone know what this is a symptom of, and/or how to avoid it?

It means "the system is too overloaded to process gossip data in a
timely manner."  Usually this means GC storming but that does not like
the problem here.  Swapping is a less frequent offender.  Since you
are seeing this after bumping to extremely high thread counts I would
guess context switching might be a factor.

What are tpstats?

>  I haven't
> seen any particular symptoms other than the log messages; and I suppose I'm
> also dropping replication MUTATEs which had been happening already, anyway.

I don't see any WARN lines about that, did you elide them?

Jonathan Ellis
Project Chair, Apache Cassandra
co-founder of Riptano, the source for professional Cassandra support

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