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From "Dwight Smith" <>
Subject RE: Problem with cassandra startup on Linux
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2012 15:12:24 GMT




Thanks much


From: Dwight Smith [] 
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 7:54 AM
Subject: RE: Problem with cassandra startup on Linux




Yes will do - I had already made the suggested change - cluster is up
and running.




From: aaron morton [] 
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 1:56 AM
Subject: Re: Problem with cassandra startup on Linux


Hi Dwight, 


I can confirm that issue on my MBP under Mountain Lion. 


Can you create a ticker at and include the platform
you are running on. 


For reference the change was added by


The change is only relevant if you are running on Java 7. As a work
around change the relevant section of to look like 



#startswith () [ "${1#$2}" != "$1" ]


if [ "`uname`" = "Linux" ] ; then

    # reduce the per-thread stack size to minimize the impact of Thrift

    # thread-per-client.  (Best practice is for client connections to

    # be pooled anyway.) Only do so on Linux where it is known to be

    # supported.

    #if startswith "$JVM_VERSION" '1.7.'


    #    JVM_OPTS="$JVM_OPTS -Xss160k"


        JVM_OPTS="$JVM_OPTS -Xss128k"







Aaron Morton

Freelance Developer



On 13/08/2012, at 5:16 PM, Dwight Smith <>


Installed 1.1.3 on my Linux cluster - the JVM_OPTS were truncated due to
a script error in


Invalid token in the following.


               startswith () [ "${1#$2}" != "$1" ]



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