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  1. Cassandra
  2. CASSANDRA-7137

Check for Java >= 1.7 in bin/cassandra

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Low
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0.9, 2.1 rc1
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      Description

      Since we don't currently check for a Java version >= 1.7 but use flags that were introduced in 1.7, you can get cryptic error messages when starting Cassandra with 1.6. For example:

      ~/cassandra $ JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.26/ bin/cassandra -f
      Unrecognized VM option 'StringTableSize=1000003'
      Could not create the Java virtual machine.
      

      We had some code in 1.2 to detect the java version and change flags depending on that, so that would be a good starting point: https://github.com/apache/cassandra/blob/cassandra-1.2/conf/cassandra-env.sh#L209

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            • Assignee:
              brandon.williams Brandon Williams
              Reporter:
              thobbs Tom Hobbs
              Authors:
              Brandon Williams
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              Tom Hobbs
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