[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ memory (RSS) slowly rising. Help!

seanbollin sean at sean-bollin.com
Fri Mar 25 01:40:52 GMT 2011

Hi all,

I don't understand why my RabbitMQ process memory is growing slowly
over time.

Here is the RSS I'm monitoring:

38660    01:17:58 15928 /home/example//lib/erlang/erts-5.8.3/bin/
beam.smp -W w -K true -A30 -P 1048576 -- -root /home/example//lib/
erlang -progname erl -- -home /home/example -- -noshell -noinput -
sname rabbit at web188 -boot /home/example/mnesia/rabbit at web188-p

The 38660 grows slowly over time.

To add to the confusion, when I run: ./rabbitmqctl list_queues

It consistently displays 0 messages.

This leads me to believe that the memory should stabilize.

Why is the memory consistently rising?

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