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From Peter Schuller <>
Subject Re: Memory Usage of a connection
Date Fri, 31 Aug 2012 07:04:34 GMT
> "write requests are simple counter increments" and in memtables existing in
> memory.

Counters are pretty big compared to regular columns. Whether it adds
up to what you're reporting I'm not sure. Maybe.

> So the gc should be independent of reads.

It's not. Reads do various forms of allocation just like anything else
in Cassandra. It is probably insignificant in your case so you're not
noticing a difference though.

/ Peter Schuller (@scode,

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