[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ 1.6.0 Memory Usage

Suhail Doshi digitalwarfare at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 19:46:06 BST 2009

Is there a way to place a memory restriction on rabbitmq? I am getting a bit
tired of it locking up all the available memory when there are a significant
amount of items in the queue since it won't write them to disk

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 7:11 AM, Matthias Radestock <matthias at lshift.net>wrote:

> Gavin,
> Gavin M. Roy wrote:
> > Is it safe to assume the VM will make use of what it's holding on to and
> > it's not a leak of some sort?
> I doubt it is a leak, but the VM can hold on to free memory in the
> anticipation of future need which may never materialise.
> > (rabbit at mq07)1> memory().
> > [{total,354514080},
> So that's just ~350MB there, which means the rest of the VM process'
> memory is technically free but hasn't been returned to the OS, unless
> there's a leak in the VM itself.
> The docs for erlang:memory/0 mention various caveats regarding the
> accuracy of the reported figures, and ways to improve that accuracy,
> which is something you may want to look into if you want to investigate
> this further.
> Regards,
> Matthias.
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