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sunilrpawar7_183464 asked Erick Ramirez answered

What could be the cause of 1 node out of 12 getting too many dropped mutations?

We have 12 node Cassandra cluster (3.11.2 version). Out of 12 nodes, one node is getting too much mutation dropped stats in nodetool tpstats command.

While looking into the logs we are getting frequent messages in the system.log.

The total number of connections on each individual node is the same. (netstats -na | grep 9041).

Application is not explicitly writing any data on this particular node and the average load on the system is also very much like other nodes.

What might be the other reasons for having too much mutation dropped message on only one node and not on others?

Why we get messages in the system.log?


Xmx/Xms:- 31GB

Average load on each node:- 220GB.

RAM:- 128GB



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Erick Ramirez answered

Dropped mutations are an indication that the commitlog disk cannot keep up with the write requests from the application. If you've confirmed that the configuration of all nodes are identical (both C* and server configurations), then I suspect the problem lies with the commitlog disk.

I would escalate the issue with your sysadmin and/or storage admins to investigate a possible impending hardware failure on that problematic node. Cheers!

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