There was a bug introduced in 2.0.0-beta1 related to TTL, a patch just came available in:

On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 5:15 AM, Murthy Chelankuri <> wrote:
I have experimenting cassandra latest version for storing the huge the in our application.

Write are doing good. but when comes to reads i have obsereved that cassandra is getting into too many open files issues. When i check the logs its not able to open the cassandra data files any more before of the file descriptors limits.

Can some one suggest me what i am going wrong what could be issues which causing the read operating leads to Too many open files issue.