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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Forcing Cassandra to free up some space
Date Thu, 26 May 2011 19:53:36 GMT
It's a common misunderstanding that system.gc is only a suggestion; on
any VM you're likely to run Cassandra on, System.gc will actually
invoke a full collection.

On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 2:18 PM, Jeffrey Kesselman <> wrote:
> Actually this is no gaurantee.   Its a common misunderstanding that
> System.gc "forces" gc.  It does not. It is a suggestion only. The vm always
> has the option as to when and how much it gcs
> On May 26, 2011 2:51 PM, "Jonathan Ellis" <> wrote:

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

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