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From srmore <>
Subject Re: MUTATION messages dropped
Date Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:32:33 GMT
What version of Cassandra are you running ? I used to see them a lot with
1.2.9, I could correlate the dropped messages with the heap usage almost
every time, so check in the logs whether you are getting GC'd. In this
respect 1.2.12 appears to be more stable. Moving to 1.2.12 took care of
this for us.


On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 6:12 AM, Alexander Shutyaev <>wrote:

> Hi all!
> We've had a problem with cassandra recently. We had 2 one-minute periods
> when we got a lot of timeouts on the client side (the only timeouts during
> 9 days we are using cassandra in production). In the logs we've found
> corresponding messages saying something about MUTATION messages dropped.
> Now, the official faq [1] says that this is an indicator that the load is
> too high. We've checked our monitoring and found out that 1-minute average
> cpu load had a local peak at the time of the problem, but it was like 0.8
> against 0.2 usual which I guess is nothing for a 2 core virtual machine.
> We've also checked java threads - there was no peak there and their count
> was reasonable ~240-250.
> Can anyone give us a hint - what should we monitor to see this "high load"
> and what should we tune to make it acceptable?
> Thanks in advance,
> Alexander
> [1]

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