How Do You Troubleshoot Cassandra when It Hangs on the Message “ Initializing”?

Problem scenario
You start Cassandra with this command: ./bin/cassandra
You see one of the following messages:

INFO [MigrationStage:1] 2018-04-06 19:01:07,144 - Initializing system_auth.resource_role_permissons_index
INFO [MigrationStage:1] 2018-04-06 19:01:07,163 - Initializing system_auth.role_members

No progress is happening. What should you do?

Possible Solution #1. Try rebooting the server. This could help the problem.

Possible Solution #2. This next one is merely a workaround. It is not a best practice.

Edit the file. To find it use this:
sudo find / -name

Comment out line 389. It should look like this after you comment it out:
//"Initializing {}.{}", keyspace.getName(), name);

Start Cassandra again. But know that you modified the source code without a though quality assurance process. This could have serious ramifications in the future.

Possible Solution #3. Wait 60 minutes. If you are patient enough, it is possible that the problem will go away on its own.

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