[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ Issues -> Losing confidence in it.

Abhishek K abhishek.kona at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 18:17:41 BST 2011

I am using Erlang R12B. The server had around 20GB of Ram.

There were around 30 queues on the server with the total memory consumption
calculated with
$ rabbitmqctl list_queues name memory

-Abhishek Kona

Abhishek Kona
Department of Computer Engineering
National Institute of Technology
Karnataka, India

On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Emile Joubert <emile at rabbitmq.com> wrote:

> Hi Abhishek,
> On 03/08/11 11:15, Abhishek K wrote:
> > I am running RabbitMQ 2.20 on Debian Lenny (2.6.26).
> > There was no changes in the code using RabbitMQ, only the usage rate
> > increased by 20%.
> You don't mention the version of Erlang you use. It is worth bearing in
> mind that later versions of Erlang do better garbage collection. Also,
> how much RAM is installed on the server? You should generally expect
> that Erlang / RabbitMQ will use as much RAM as it can.
> You said that the broker uses 11GB RAM and that the queue size was 7MB -
> how were these figures determined? If that 7MB is distributed across a
> large number of queues then that is a possible explanation for the high
> memory usage. If the startup after a clean  shutdown takes an inordinate
> amount of time then you might have more than 7MB worth of messages on
> the broker.
> You should also inspect the results from running all the "rabbitmqctl
> list_*" commands to make sure your application isn't using up too many
> resources (e.g. queues or exchanges) on the broker.
> RabbitMQ version 2.5.1 adds more memory reporting features to the
> "rabbitmqctl status" command, with a breakdown of where memory is being
> used. This is not available on version 2.2.0, but it is another possible
> reason to upgrade.
> Regards
> Emile
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