[rabbitmq-discuss] looks like a memory leak, 2.4.1

Matthias Radestock matthias at rabbitmq.com
Tue May 3 16:34:32 BST 2011

On 03/05/11 08:46, Daniel Maher wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-05-02 at 20:29 +0100, Matthias Radestock wrote:
>> Gavin M. Roy wrote:
>>>> And, as you say, rabbit thinks it is only using 330MB. Is the
>>>> rabbit Erlang process considerably bigger than that?
>>> No, it is in that range.
>> In which case it's clearly not rabbit that is using the memory. So don't
>> blame the poor bunny.
> We saw exactly this behaviour in our environment as well : steadily
> increasing memory usage over time, related to Rabbit virtual memory
> usage increasing over time ; however Rabbit real memory usage remained
> relatively low.

That is *not* the same behaviour as Gavin is describing. He is seeing 
the rabbit process memory usage (both as reported by rabbit itself and 
by the O/S) staying fairly modest at around 330M of virtual memory. 
However, the memory usage on the machine overall is increasing over time.



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