Securing the TMP directory
Enterprise security policies often require mounting the
/tmp directory with the no execution (
By default, Cassandra Java Native Access (JNA) is mapped to
JNA requires an executable directory to start.
Remap JNA to a different (executable) directory and change permissions to allow full access to the user that runs the DSE service.
Create a directory and grant full access to the Cassandra user.
Map the JNA temporary directory; in jvm.options file, add the following flag with the path to the new directory:
If DataStax Enterprise fails to start because the JNA startup directory is not available, the following error may appear in the system log:
tail -3 /var/log/cassandra/system.log
The error is similar to:
ERROR main 2015-12-18 09:57:00,879 CassandraDaemon.java:213 - JNA failing to initialize properly. Use -Dcassandra.boot_without_jna=true to bootstrap even so. INFO Thread-2 2015-12-18 09:57:00,880 DseDaemon.java:418 - DSE shutting down... INFO Thread-2 2015-12-18 09:57:00,881 PluginManager.java:103 - All plugins are stopped.