[rabbitmq-discuss] eheap_alloc error

Suhail Doshi suhail at mixpanel.com
Thu Sep 17 17:45:49 BST 2009

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 4:48 AM, majek04 <majek04 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 17:03, Suhail Doshi <suhail at mixpanel.com> wrote:
> > Doing some investigation into what happened, apparently the memory just
> > instantly got used, it wasn't leaking something slowly...any ideas?
> > Attached is an image of memory usage, then the consumer dies freeing up
> the
> > memory used later.
> It looks like erlang was trying to allocate 5 gigs of RAM, and failed.
> This could have happened during garbage collection, but only
> if a single erlang process was using all the memory.
> Do you have a single large queue?

Yes just 1 queue, definitely adds up after a while if consumers are not

> Are you sure that the queue had reasonable size during the crash?

I am not sure

> Maybe all the consumers had died and rabbit just ran out of memory?
No the consumers were very alive.

> Cheers!
>  Marek Majkowski

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