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From Jonathan Ellis <>
Subject Re: Thrift out of memory crashes
Date Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:48:43 GMT
Catching OOME is a bug, not a fix.  OOME is the JVM saying "I give up;
you're screwed."  The JVM isn't stable anymore.

2010/3/26 Ted Zlatanov <>:
> I know this has been discussed in tickets and here previously.  I just
> wanted to comment on it because of the upcoming 0.6 release.
> In my environment I patch Cassandra to prevent the OOM errors from
> malformed incoming Thrift data, which as everyone knows let anyone crash
> the servers hard with a netcat invocation.  For those who don't know the
> story, see
> I think the OOM guard should be in the Cassandra releases, at least as
> an option.  Just because Thrift doesn't give us airbags doesn't mean we
> don't need brakes.
> Ted

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