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From sankalp kohli <>
Subject Re: Trying to write when at cassandra capacity
Date Tue, 09 Jul 2013 01:34:40 GMT
I dont know what exactly will happen. These are the things which might
1) Commit log on disk gets recycled so I am assuming it might keep working.
2) SStable wont be able to create new files so it will see an IO exception.

On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM, Faraaz Sareshwala <
> 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.
> Has anyone run into this situation before and does anyone know for sure
> what
> happens? I wanted to write in to confirm whether my intuition was correct
> or
> not.
> Faraaz

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