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From Chris Burroughs <>
Subject Re: 99.999% uptime - Operations Best Practices?
Date Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:40:52 GMT
On 06/22/2011 10:03 PM, Edward Capriolo wrote:
> I have not read the original thread concerning the problem you mentioned.
> One way to avoid OOM is large amounts of RAM :) On a more serious note most
> OOM's are caused by setting caches or memtables too large. If the OOM was
> caused by a software bug, the cassandra devs are on the ball and move fast.
> I still suggest not jumping into a release right away. 

For what it's worth  that particular thread was about the kernel oom
killer, which is a good example of a the kind of gotcha that has caused
several people to chime in with the importance of monitoring both
Cassandra and the OS.

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