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From Robert Coli <rc...@eventbrite.com>
Subject Re: Trying to write when at cassandra capacity
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:36:36 GMT
On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Faraaz Sareshwala <fsareshwala@quantcast.com
> wrote:

> What does cassandra do when it is at its data capacity (disk drives and
> memtable
> is full) and writes continue to pour in? My intuition says that cassandra
> won't
> be able to handle the new writes (they will either get silently dropped or
> cassandra will hit an OOM -- does anyone know which one?). The sstables on
> disk
> won't magically disappear so cassandra won't be able to service the write
> requests.
>

It hits an OOM.

=Rob

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