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From "Konstantin Naryshkin" <konstant...@a-bb.net>
Subject Re: Survey: Cassandra/JVM Resident Set Size increase
Date Wed, 13 Jul 2011 13:45:47 GMT
Do you mean that it is using all of the available heap? That is the expected behavior of most
long running Java applications. The JVM will not GC until it needs memory (or you explicitly
ask it to) and will only free up a bit of memory at a time. That is very good behavior from
a performance stand point since frequent, large GCs would make your application very unresponsive.
It also makes Java applications take up all the memory you give them.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sasha Dolgy" <sdolgy@gmail.com>
To: user@cassandra.apache.org
Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 10:23:02 PM
Subject: Re: Survey: Cassandra/JVM Resident Set Size increase

I'll post more tomorrow ... However, we set up one node in a single node
cluster and have left it with no data....reviewing memory consumption
graphs...it increased daily until it gobbled (highly technical term) all
memory...the system is now running just below 100% memory usage....which i
find peculiar seeings that it is doing nothing............with no data and
no peers.
On Jul 12, 2011 3:29 PM, "Chris Burroughs" <chris.burroughs@gmail.com>
wrote:
> ### Preamble
>
> There have been several reports on the mailing list of the JVM running
> Cassandra using "too much" memory. That is, the resident set size is
>>>(max java heap size + mmaped segments) and continues to grow until the
> process swaps, kernel oom killer comes along, or performance just
> degrades too far due to the lack of space for the page cache. It has
> been unclear from these reports if there is a pattern. My hope here is
> that by comparing JVM versions, OS versions, JVM configuration etc., we
> will find something. Thank you everyone for your time.
>
>
> Some example reports:
> - http://www.mail-archive.com/user@cassandra.apache.org/msg09279.html
> -
>
http://cassandra-user-incubator-apache-org.3065146.n2.nabble.com/Very-high-memory-utilization-not-caused-by-mmap-on-sstables-td5840777.html
> - https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-2868
> -
>
http://cassandra-user-incubator-apache-org.3065146.n2.nabble.com/OOM-or-what-settings-to-use-on-AWS-large-td6504060.html
> -
>
http://cassandra-user-incubator-apache-org.3065146.n2.nabble.com/Cassandra-memory-problem-td6545642.html
>
> For reference theories include (in no particular order):
> - memory fragmentation
> - JVM bug
> - OS/glibc bug
> - direct memory
> - swap induced fragmentation
> - some other bad interaction of cassandra/jdk/jvm/os/nio-insanity.
>
> ### Survey
>
> 1. Do you think you are experiencing this problem?
>
> 2. Why? (This is a good time to share a graph like
> http://www.twitpic.com/5fdabn or
> http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/1754/cassandrarss.png)
>
> 2. Are you using mmap? (If yes be sure to have read
> http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/FAQ#mmap , and explain how you have
> used pmap [or another tool] to rule you mmap and top decieving you.)
>
> 3. Are you using JNA? Was mlockall succesful (it's in the logs on
startup)?
>
> 4. Is swap enabled? Are you swapping?
>
> 5. What version of Apache Cassandra are you using?
>
> 6. What is the earliest version of Apache Cassandra you recall seeing
> this problem with?
>
> 7. Have you tried the patch from CASSANDRA-2654 ?
>
> 8. What jvm and version are you using?
>
> 9. What OS and version are you using?
>
> 10. What are your jvm flags?
>
> 11. Have you tried limiting direct memory (-XX:MaxDirectMemorySize)
>
> 12. Can you characterise how much GC your cluster is doing?
>
> 13. Approximately how many read/writes per unit time is your cluster
> doing (per node or the whole cluster)?
>
> 14. How are you column families configured (key cache size, row cache
> size, etc.)?
>

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