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From Kevin Burton <>
Subject Re: nodetool repair saying "starting" and then nothing, and nothing in any of the server logs either
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:55:42 GMT
if the boxes are idle, you could use jstack and look at the stack… perhaps
it's locked somewhere.

Worth a shot.

On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 9:24 AM, Brian Tarbox <>

> I have a six node cluster in AWS (repl:3) and recently noticed that repair
> was hanging.  I've run with the "-pr" switch.
> I see this output in the nodetool command line (and also in that node's
> system.log):
>  Starting repair command #9, repairing 256 ranges for keyspace dev_a
> but then no other output.  And I see nothing in any of the other node's
> log files.
> Right now the application using C* is turned off so there is zero activity.
> I've let it be in this state for up to 24 hours with nothing more logged.
> Any suggestions?


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