Right, after getting the GC logging information I tested upgrading to 1.2. Didn't help but I forgot to reenable the GC options.

> No. You are running two processes.
Ok, that's weird. I am using an unmodified version of a startup script in /etc/init.d/cassandra from the Debian package. Here's some output:

joel@dev:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/cassandra stop
xss =  -ea -javaagent:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jamm-0.2.5.jar -XX:+UseThreadPriorities -XX:ThreadPriorityPolicy=42 -Xms4004M -Xmx4004M -Xmn800M -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Xss180k
joel@dev:~$ ps -ef | grep cassandra
joel      5038  9763  0 08:58 pts/2    00:00:00 grep --color=auto cassandra
joel@dev:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/cassandra start
xss =  -ea -javaagent:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jamm-0.2.5.jar -XX:+UseThreadPriorities -XX:ThreadPriorityPolicy=42 -Xms4004M -Xmx4004M -Xmn800M -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Xss180k
joel@dev:~$ ps -ef | grep cassandra
root      5116     1  0 08:59 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/jsvc -user cassandra -home /opt/java/64/jre1.6.0_32/bin/../ -pidfile /var/run/cassandra.pid -errfile &1 -outfile /var/log/cassandra/output.log -cp /usr/share/cassandra/lib/antlr-3.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/avro-1.4.0-fixes.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/avro-1.4.0-sources-fixes.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/commons-cli-1.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/commons-codec-1.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/commons-lang-2.6.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/compress-lzf-0.8.4.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/concurrentlinkedhashmap-lru-1.3.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/guava-13.0.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/high-scale-lib-1.1.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jackson-core-asl-1.9.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jackson-mapper-asl-1.9.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jamm-0.2.5.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jbcrypt-0.3m.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jline-1.0.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jna.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/json-simple-1.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/libthrift-0.7.0.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/log4j-1.2.16.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/lz4-1.1.0.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/metrics-core-2.0.3.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/netty-3.5.9.Final.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/servlet-api-2.5-20081211.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/slf4j-api-1.7.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/slf4j-log4j12-1.7.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/snakeyaml-1.6.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/snappy-java-1.0.4.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/snaptree-0.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/apache-cassandra-1.2.5.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/apache-cassandra-thrift-1.2.5.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/apache-cassandra.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/stress.jar:/usr/share/java/jna.jar:/etc/cassandra:/usr/share/java/commons-daemon.jar -Dlog4j.configuration=log4j-server.properties -Dlog4j.defaultInitOverride=true -XX:HeapDumpPath=/var/lib/cassandra/java_1371632342.hprof -XX:ErrorFile=/var/lib/cassandra/hs_err_1371632342.log -ea -javaagent:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jamm-0.2.5.jar -XX:+UseThreadPriorities -XX:ThreadPriorityPolicy=42 -Xms4004M -Xmx4004M -Xmn800M -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Xss180k -XX:+UseParNewGC -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSParallelRemarkEnabled -XX:SurvivorRatio=8 -XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=1 -XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=75 -XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly -XX:+UseTLAB -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=7199 -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.ssl=false -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon
103       5117  5116 99 08:59 ?        640511-22:40:28 /usr/bin/jsvc -user cassandra -home /opt/java/64/jre1.6.0_32/bin/../ -pidfile /var/run/cassandra.pid -errfile &1 -outfile /var/log/cassandra/output.log -cp /usr/share/cassandra/lib/antlr-3.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/avro-1.4.0-fixes.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/avro-1.4.0-sources-fixes.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/commons-cli-1.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/commons-codec-1.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/commons-lang-2.6.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/compress-lzf-0.8.4.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/concurrentlinkedhashmap-lru-1.3.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/guava-13.0.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/high-scale-lib-1.1.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jackson-core-asl-1.9.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jackson-mapper-asl-1.9.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jamm-0.2.5.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jbcrypt-0.3m.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jline-1.0.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jna.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/json-simple-1.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/libthrift-0.7.0.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/log4j-1.2.16.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/lz4-1.1.0.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/metrics-core-2.0.3.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/netty-3.5.9.Final.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/servlet-api-2.5-20081211.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/slf4j-api-1.7.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/slf4j-log4j12-1.7.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/snakeyaml-1.6.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/snappy-java-1.0.4.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/snaptree-0.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/apache-cassandra-1.2.5.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/apache-cassandra-thrift-1.2.5.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/apache-cassandra.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/stress.jar:/usr/share/java/jna.jar:/etc/cassandra:/usr/share/java/commons-daemon.jar -Dlog4j.configuration=log4j-server.properties -Dlog4j.defaultInitOverride=true -XX:HeapDumpPath=/var/lib/cassandra/java_1371632342.hprof -XX:ErrorFile=/var/lib/cassandra/hs_err_1371632342.log -ea -javaagent:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jamm-0.2.5.jar -XX:+UseThreadPriorities -XX:ThreadPriorityPolicy=42 -Xms4004M -Xmx4004M -Xmn800M -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Xss180k -XX:+UseParNewGC -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSParallelRemarkEnabled -XX:SurvivorRatio=8 -XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=1 -XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=75 -XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly -XX:+UseTLAB -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=7199 -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.ssl=false -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon
joel      5502  9763  0 08:59 pts/2    00:00:00 grep --color=auto cassandra

Can the two processes have anything to do with my issues?


2013/6/19 Takenori Sato <tsato@cloudian.com>
GC options are not set. You should see the followings.

 -XX:+PrintGCDateStamps -XX:+PrintPromotionFailure -Xloggc:/var/log/cassandra/gc-1371603607.log

Is it normal to have two processes like this?

No. You are running two processes.


On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 4:16 PM, Joel Samuelsson <samuelsson.joel@gmail.com> wrote:
My Cassandra ps info:

root     26791     1  0 07:14 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/jsvc -user cassandra -home /opt/java/64/jre1.6.0_32/bin/../ -pidfile /var/run/cassandra.pid -errfile &1 -outfile /var/log/cassandra/output.log -cp /usr/share/cassandra/lib/antlr-3.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/avro-1.4.0-fixes.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/avro-1.4.0-sources-fixes.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/commons-cli-1.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/commons-codec-1.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/commons-lang-2.6.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/compress-lzf-0.8.4.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/concurrentlinkedhashmap-lru-1.3.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/guava-13.0.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/high-scale-lib-1.1.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jackson-core-asl-1.9.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jackson-mapper-asl-1.9.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jamm-0.2.5.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jbcrypt-0.3m.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jline-1.0.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jna.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/json-simple-1.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/libthrift-0.7.0.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/log4j-1.2.16.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/lz4-1.1.0.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/metrics-core-2.0.3.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/netty-3.5.9.Final.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/servlet-api-2.5-20081211.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/slf4j-api-1.7.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/slf4j-log4j12-1.7.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/snakeyaml-1.6.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/snappy-java-1.0.4.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/snaptree-0.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/apache-cassandra-1.2.5.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/apache-cassandra-thrift-1.2.5.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/apache-cassandra.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/stress.jar:/usr/share/java/jna.jar:/etc/cassandra:/usr/share/java/commons-daemon.jar -Dlog4j.configuration=log4j-server.properties -Dlog4j.defaultInitOverride=true -XX:HeapDumpPath=/var/lib/cassandra/java_1371626058.hprof -XX:ErrorFile=/var/lib/cassandra/hs_err_1371626058.log -ea -javaagent:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jamm-0.2.5.jar -XX:+UseThreadPriorities -XX:ThreadPriorityPolicy=42 -Xms4004M -Xmx4004M -Xmn800M -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Xss180k -XX:+UseParNewGC -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSParallelRemarkEnabled -XX:SurvivorRatio=8 -XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=1 -XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=75 -XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly -XX:+UseTLAB -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=7199 -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.ssl=false -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon
103      26792 26791 99 07:14 ?        854015-22:02:22 /usr/bin/jsvc -user cassandra -home /opt/java/64/jre1.6.0_32/bin/../ -pidfile /var/run/cassandra.pid -errfile &1 -outfile /var/log/cassandra/output.log -cp /usr/share/cassandra/lib/antlr-3.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/avro-1.4.0-fixes.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/avro-1.4.0-sources-fixes.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/commons-cli-1.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/commons-codec-1.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/commons-lang-2.6.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/compress-lzf-0.8.4.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/concurrentlinkedhashmap-lru-1.3.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/guava-13.0.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/high-scale-lib-1.1.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jackson-core-asl-1.9.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jackson-mapper-asl-1.9.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jamm-0.2.5.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jbcrypt-0.3m.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jline-1.0.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jna.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/json-simple-1.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/libthrift-0.7.0.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/log4j-1.2.16.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/lz4-1.1.0.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/metrics-core-2.0.3.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/netty-3.5.9.Final.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/servlet-api-2.5-20081211.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/slf4j-api-1.7.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/slf4j-log4j12-1.7.2.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/snakeyaml-1.6.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/snappy-java-1.0.4.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/snaptree-0.1.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/apache-cassandra-1.2.5.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/apache-cassandra-thrift-1.2.5.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/apache-cassandra.jar:/usr/share/cassandra/stress.jar:/usr/share/java/jna.jar:/etc/cassandra:/usr/share/java/commons-daemon.jar -Dlog4j.configuration=log4j-server.properties -Dlog4j.defaultInitOverride=true -XX:HeapDumpPath=/var/lib/cassandra/java_1371626058.hprof -XX:ErrorFile=/var/lib/cassandra/hs_err_1371626058.log -ea -javaagent:/usr/share/cassandra/lib/jamm-0.2.5.jar -XX:+UseThreadPriorities -XX:ThreadPriorityPolicy=42 -Xms4004M -Xmx4004M -Xmn800M -XX:+HeapDumpOnOutOfMemoryError -Xss180k -XX:+UseParNewGC -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSParallelRemarkEnabled -XX:SurvivorRatio=8 -XX:MaxTenuringThreshold=1 -XX:CMSInitiatingOccupancyFraction=75 -XX:+UseCMSInitiatingOccupancyOnly -XX:+UseTLAB -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.port=7199 -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.ssl=false -Dcom.sun.management.jmxremote.authenticate=false org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon

Is it normal to have two processes like this?