the JVM heap size is set in conf/cassandra-env.sh

If not set it will use half the system memory. 

Aaron


On 09 Feb, 2011,at 01:33 PM, Joshua Partogi <joshua.java@gmail.com> wrote:

Do you have loads of data? 1GB is quite reasonable knowing that 8GB is
the recommended RAM size
http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/CassandraHardware

Kind regards,
Joshua.

On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM, Blaze Dowis <bdow009@aucklanduni.ac.nz> wrote:
> Why is it that when I start cassandra, it is taking up to 1G of memory? and
> how can I lessen this? here is a small portion of the startup dump.....




--
http://twitter.com/jpartogi