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Cassandra in error state due to MalformedInputException error

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Applies to

StorageGRID 11

Issue

  • After running postinstall-recovery.sh script, /var/local/log/servermanager.log reports Cassandra failed to start and is in error state due to too many retries.
  • /var/local/log/cassandra/system.log has the following exception:
ERROR [main] 2023-11-02 12:38:08,609 CassandraDaemon.java (line 737) Exception encountered during startup
java.lang.RuntimeException: java.nio.charset.MalformedInputException: Input length = 1
       at org.apache.cassandra.io.util.FileUtils.readLines(FileUtils.java:613)
       at org.apache.cassandra.db.lifecycle.LogReplica.readLines(LogReplica.java:74)
       at java.util.stream.Collectors.lambda$toMap$58(Collectors.java:1321)
       at java.util.stream.ReduceOps$3ReducingSink.accept(ReduceOps.java:169)
       at java.util.Iterator.forEachRemaining(Iterator.java:116)
       at java.util.Spliterators$IteratorSpliterator.forEachRemaining(Spliterators.java:1801)
       at java.util.stream.AbstractPipeline.copyInto(AbstractPipeline.java:482)
       at java.util.stream.AbstractPipeline.wrapAndCopyInto(AbstractPipeline.java:472)
       at java.util.stream.ReduceOps$ReduceOp.evaluateSequential(ReduceOps.java:708)
       at java.util.stream.AbstractPipeline.evaluate(AbstractPipeline.java:234)
       at java.util.stream.ReferencePipeline.collect(ReferencePipeline.java:566)
       at org.apache.cassandra.db.lifecycle.LogReplicaSet.readRecords(LogReplicaSet.java:111)
       at org.apache.cassandra.db.lifecycle.LogFile.verify(LogFile.java:161)
      at org.apache.cassandra.db.lifecycle.LogTransaction$LogFilesByName.removeUnfinishedLeftovers(LogTransaction.java:478)
       at java.util.stream.ReferencePipeline$3$1.accept(ReferencePipeline.java:193)
       at java.util.HashMap$EntrySpliterator.tryAdvance(HashMap.java:1744)
       at java.util.stream.ReferencePipeline.forEachWithCancel(ReferencePipeline.java:126)
       at java.util.stream.AbstractPipeline.copyIntoWithCancel(AbstractPipeline.java:499)
       at java.util.stream.AbstractPipeline.copyInto(AbstractPipeline.java:486)
       at java.util.stream.AbstractPipeline.wrapAndCopyInto(AbstractPipeline.java:472)
       at java.util.stream.MatchOps$MatchOp.evaluateSequential(MatchOps.java:230)
       at java.util.stream.MatchOps$MatchOp.evaluateSequential(MatchOps.java:196)
       at java.util.stream.AbstractPipeline.evaluate(AbstractPipeline.java:234)
       at java.util.stream.ReferencePipeline.allMatch(ReferencePipeline.java:521)
       at org.apache.cassandra.db.lifecycle.LogTransaction$LogFilesByName.removeUnfinishedLeftovers(LogTransaction.java:471)
       at org.apache.cassandra.db.lifecycle.LogTransaction.removeUnfinishedLeftovers(LogTransaction.java:438)
       at org.apache.cassandra.db.lifecycle.LogTransaction.removeUnfinishedLeftovers(LogTransaction.java:430)
       at org.apache.cassandra.db.lifecycle.LifecycleTransaction.removeUnfinishedLeftovers(LifecycleTransaction.java:544)
       at org.apache.cassandra.db.ColumnFamilyStore.scrubDataDirectories(ColumnFamilyStore.java:656)
       at org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.setup(CassandraDaemon.java:280)
       at org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.activate(CassandraDaemon.java:631)
       at org.apache.cassandra.service.CassandraDaemon.main(CassandraDaemon.java:720)
Caused by: java.nio.charset.MalformedInputException: Input length = 1
       at java.nio.charset.CoderResult.throwException(CoderResult.java:281)
       at sun.nio.cs.StreamDecoder.implRead(StreamDecoder.java:339)
       at sun.nio.cs.StreamDecoder.read(StreamDecoder.java:178)
       at java.io.InputStreamReader.read(InputStreamReader.java:184)
       at java.io.BufferedReader.fill(BufferedReader.java:161)
       at java.io.BufferedReader.readLine(BufferedReader.java:324)
       at java.io.BufferedReader.readLine(BufferedReader.java:389)
       at java.nio.file.Files.readAllLines(Files.java:3205)
       at org.apache.cassandra.io.util.FileUtils.readLines(FileUtils.java:606)
       ... 31 common frames omitted

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