[rabbitmq-discuss] |Spam| |Spam| broker going down, how to troubleshoot?

Shane Witbeck shane at digitalsanctum.com
Fri Nov 5 19:41:08 GMT 2010

I installed rabbit via the generic unix tar because we don't have access to
the normal OS package manager (one of the joys of being in a strict
corporate env).

I got "rabbitmq-server start -detached" from the documentation (

I haven't found anything noteworthy in the system logs yet.

On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 3:28 PM, Matthias Radestock <matthias at rabbitmq.com>wrote:

> Shane,
> Shane Witbeck wrote:
>> The rabbit-sasl.log is 5MB but the last entry was from Oct 28.
> Right. So clearly something went wrong before that date since the sasl log
> should normally be empty.
>  Yesterday the broker went down at ~2pm, so not the same time every day.
>> The rabbit started via "rabbitmq-server start -detached"
> That's a strange way to start rabbit. Where did you get that from? How did
> you install rabbit? We generally recommend that people install rabbit from
> the package for their o/s and start/stop it using the appropriate system
> commands. On SuSe that should be s.t. like
> /sbin/service rabbitmq-server start
> (according to http://www.rabbitmq.com/install.html#rpm - I am not a SuSe
> expert)
> Though that doesn't quite explain why rabbit would die. Is there anything
> noteworthy in the system logs? Perhaps rabbit is being nuked by the infamous
> OOM Killer.
> Matthias.
> PS: please keep rabbitmq-discuss cc'ed.

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