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

Aaron Westendorf aaron at agoragames.com
Thu Apr 28 13:34:41 BST 2011

Are you running the management plugin?  Specifically the web
interface? We haven't had trouble with the agents, but we observed the
same pattern you're describing on a node that was running the web
stack, with similar traffic loads. Haven't had time to write up a bug
report yet but I mentioned it in another thread.


On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 7:31 PM, Mark Geib <mark.geib at echostar.com> wrote:
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> We have rabbitmq 2.4.1 on debian squeeze, erlang is R14A.
> Currently we have a dozen or some queue and 2-3 exchanges with message
> rates of about 500/sec to 2000/sec over all the queues. These are all
> direct exchanges, but both the exchanges and queues are durable and
> all publishing is persistent.
> What we see is that the memory footprint of rabbitmq grows after
> running for just a couple to a few hours. And eventually we get VM
> alarms in the rabbitmq log. The funny thing is that we never queue up
> more a 10-50 messages in any queue, usually in the single digits. So
> the activity seems low, and the queue sizes are small, based on number
> of messages.
> We have seem this with 2.3.1 and then upgraded to 2.4.1 and see the
> same thing.
> With this level of usage, etc. this does not make sense. Any ideas.??
> Thanks,
> Mark.
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