system_memory_high_watermark drastic action?

Sean Cribbs sean at
Wed Jan 29 12:57:46 EST 2014

This is just a warning, one that your monitoring system should take note
of. If Riak runs out of RAM it will stop and leave a core dump.

On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM, Matthew MacClary <
macclary at> wrote:

> Greetings all. We are working on our product with embedded Riak. One
> question that came up is what does Riak do when/if we start seeing this in
> the logs:
> system_memory_high_watermark
> Is this just informational, or does Riak act on this alarm in some way to
> try to reduce its own memory use?
> Thanks!
> -Matt
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Sean Cribbs <sean at>
Software Engineer
Basho Technologies, Inc.
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