> 1.not sure if secondary index creation is the same as index rebuild > Fairly sure they are the same.
> 2.we noticed that the memory table flush looks still working,not the same > as CASSANDRA-12796 mentioned,but the compactionExecutor pending is > increasing. > Do you by chance have concurrent_compactors only set to 2? Seems like your index builds are blocking other compactions from taking place. Seems that maybe postflush is backed up because it's blocked on writes generated from the rebuild? Maybe, anyway. > 3.I'm wondering if the block only blocks the specified table which is > creating secondary index? > If all your flush writers/post flushers are blocked I assume no other flushes will be able to take place, regardless of table. Seems like CASSANDRA-12796 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CASSANDRA-12796> is related but not sure why it didn't get fixed in 2.1.