[rabbitmq-discuss] 100% CPU usage and system crawls to a halt

Mark Nutter marknutter at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 16:17:23 BST 2009

Quick question:  is there a limit to the amount of exchanges you want to
create on a particular node?  For instance, thousands, even hundreds of
thousands of exchanges?  Thanks,


On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 8:57 PM, Mark Nutter <marknutter at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have rabbitMQ 1.6 on Hardy, and I'm running into an issue where the
> rabbitMQ process randomly will ramp up to 100% CPU usage and stay there.
> Once this happens, all message routing crawls to a near halt and the server
> has to be restarted.
> A quick overview of what I have it doing: I'm taking a firehose of Twitter
> statuses and throwing every single one of them into a main queue from which
> they are thrown into a mySQL database. These statuses also get routed to
> other smaller queues based on different routing keys like twitter user ids
> and URLs. These messages come in fast, about 1000 per 10 seconds, and we
> pull the messages off the queue about as fast as they come in.
> I've seen a few threads discussing the 100% CPU usage problem, but no real
> solutions.  Am I going about this the wrong way?  What might be causing this
> problem.  Is 1.7 a better option and is there a stable package out there
> that works on Hardy?  Thanks in advance for your input.
> --
> Mark Nutter
> marknutter at gmail.com

Mark Nutter
marknutter at gmail.com
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