On Fri, Mar 4, 2011 at 11:03 AM, Chris Burroughs <chris.burroughs@gmail.com> wrote:
What do you mean by "eating up the memory"?  Resident set size, low
memory available to page cache, excessive gc of the jvm's heap?

jvm's heap is set for half of the physical memory (1982 MB out of 4G), and jsvc is using 2.9G (73%) of resident memory.

Are you saying: that you want a smaller heap and what settings to change
to accommodate that, or that you have already set a small heap of x and
Cassandra is using significantly more than that?

Based on my observation above, the latter.