Caused by: /var/lib/cassandra/commitlog/
CommitLog-2-1363017061553.log (Permission denied)

^ It seems like your running cassandra as a user thatdoes not have access to this directory. Possibly you can something as "root" and now the files are root owned at one point in time. Now you are trying to run as "cassandra" and it is not working.

On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 11:57 AM, Marco Matarazzo <> wrote:
I'm seeing this error on cassandra 1.2.2 on startup:

ERROR [COMMIT-LOG-ALLOCATOR] 2013-03-11 16:51:22,076 (line 132) Exception in thread Thread[COMMIT-LOG-ALLOCATOR,5,main]
FSWriteError in /var/lib/cassandra/commitlog/CommitLog-2-1363017061553.log
at org.apache.cassandra.db.commitlog.CommitLogSegment.<init>(
at org.apache.cassandra.db.commitlog.CommitLogAllocator$
at org.apache.cassandra.db.commitlog.CommitLogAllocator$1.runMayThrow(
Caused by: /var/lib/cassandra/commitlog/CommitLog-2-1363017061553.log (Permission denied)
at Method)
at org.apache.cassandra.db.commitlog.CommitLogSegment.<init>(
... 4 more

Clues about what can cause it ?

Marco Matarazzo
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