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From Jon Haddad <>
Subject Re: 2.1.9 --> 2.2.13 upgrade node startup after upgrade very slow
Date Wed, 17 Apr 2019 18:36:18 GMT
Run the async java profiler on the node to determine what it's doing:

On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 11:31 AM Carl Mueller
<> wrote:
> No, we just did the package upgrade 2.1.9 --> 2.2.13
> It definitely feels like some indexes are being recalculated or the entire sstables are
being scanned due to suspected corruption.
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 12:32 PM Jeff Jirsa <> wrote:
>> There was a time when changing some of the parameters (especially bloom filter FP
ratio) would cause the bloom filters to be rebuilt on startup if the sstables didnt match
what was in the schema, leading to a delay like that and similar logs. Any chance you changed
the schema on that table since the last time you restarted it?
>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 10:30 AM Carl Mueller <>
>>> Oh, the table in question is SizeTiered, had about 10 sstables total, it was
JBOD across two data directories.
>>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 12:26 PM Carl Mueller <>
>>>> We are doing a ton of upgrades to get out of 2.1.x. We've done probably 20-30
clusters so far and have not encountered anything like this yet.
>>>> After upgrade of a node, the restart takes a long time. like 10 minutes long.
ALmost all of our other nodes took less than 2 minutes to upgrade (aside from sstableupgrades).
>>>> The startup stalls on a particular table, it is the largest table at about
300GB, but we have upgraded other clusters with about that much data without this 8-10 minute
delay. We have the ability to roll back the node, and the restart as a 2.1.x node is normal
with no delays.
>>>> Alas this is a prod cluster so we are going to try to sstable load the data
on a lower environment and try to replicate the delay. If we can, we will turn on debug logging.
>>>> This occurred on the first node we tried to upgrade. It is possible it is
limited to only this node, but we are gunshy to play around with upgrades in prod.
>>>> We have an automated upgrading program that flushes, snapshots, shuts down
gossip, drains before upgrade, suppressed autostart on upgrade, and has worked about as flawlessly
as one could hope for so far for 2.1->2.2 and 2.2-> 3.11 upgrades.
>>>> INFO  [main] 2019-04-16 17:22:17,004 - Initializing
>>>> INFO  [main] 2019-04-16 17:22:17,096 - Initializing
>>>> INFO  [main] 2019-04-16 17:28:52,929 - Initializing
>>>> INFO  [main] 2019-04-16 17:28:52,930 - Initializing
>>>> You can see the 6:30 delay in the startup log above. All the other keyspace/tables
initialize in under a second.

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