the JVM heap size is set in conf/

If not set it will use half the system memory. 


On 09 Feb, 2011,at 01:33 PM, Joshua Partogi <> wrote:

Do you have loads of data? 1GB is quite reasonable knowing that 8GB is
the recommended RAM size

Kind regards,

On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM, Blaze Dowis <> 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.....