For clarification, I'm running Cassandra on a VMware ubuntu server instance.

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 6:44 PM, Aditya Gupta <> wrote:
Thanks! But what about the 100% cpu consumption that is causing the server to hang? 

On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 6:19 PM, Watanabe Maki <> wrote:
I haven't use the packaged kit, but Cassandra uses half of physical memory on your system by default.
You need to edit to decrease heap size.
Update MAX_HEAP_SIZE and NEW_HEAP_SIZE and restart.

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On 2012/02/18, at 20:40, Aditya Gupta <> wrote:

I just installed Cassandra on my ubuntu server by adding the following to the sources list:

Soon after install I started getting OOM errors & then the server became unresponsive. I added more RAM to the server but found that cassandra was consuming 100% CPU & 1GB RAM as soon the server was being started. Why is this happening & how can get it to normal conditions ?