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  1. Cassandra
  2. CASSANDRA-14500

Debian package to include systemd file and conf

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Patch Available
    • Priority: Low
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Packaging
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      I've been testing Cassandra on trunk on Debian stretch, and have been creating my own systemd service files for Cassandra. My Cassandra clusters would sometimes die due to too many open files. 

      As it turns out after some digging, this is because systemd ignores /etc/security/limits.conf. It relies on a configuration file in <service-name>.d/<service-name>.conf. There's more information here: https://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-system.conf.html

      So, for example, for /etc/systemd/system/cassandra.service, the ulimits are read from /etc/systemd/system/cassandra.service.d/cassandra.conf

      Crosschecking with the limits of my Cassandra process, it looks like the /etc/security/limits.conf really were not respected. If I make the change above, then it works as expected. /etc/security/limits.conf is shipped in Cassandra's debian package. 

      Given that there are far more distributions using Systemd (Ubuntu is now as well), I was wondering if it's worth the effort to change Cassandra's debian packaging to use systemd (or at least, include systemd service). I'm not totally familiar with whether it's common or normal to include a service file in packaging so happy to be corrected/cancelled depending on what people think. 

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            • Assignee:
              Lerh Low Lerh Chuan Low
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              Lerh Low Lerh Chuan Low
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              Lerh Chuan Low
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