[rabbitmq-discuss] Management Plugin stops gathering stats ?

Aaron Westendorf aaron at agoragames.com
Tue Aug 23 20:54:07 BST 2011

When we load tested on 2.4 we found that the collector plugin grew in
memory until rabbit was OOMkilled. Even though it was on a separate
cluster node, the problem was repeatable and so we dropped it use.

Are you seeing this on the reporting nodes, or collector node?


On Mon, Aug 22, 2011 at 1:31 PM, Rene Parra <rparra at homeaway.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone...
> I’ve been performing a load/soak test on RabbitMQ before we promote our
> configuration into production, and have run into a little bit of a snag.
> The Management Plugin seems to gather statistics on the test just fine, but
> after about ~6min to about ~12min into the soak test, the management plugin
> seems to  STOP collecting stats on my queues!!  Thereafter, the throughput
> seemingly (but falsely) goes to zero. The test is actually proceeding just
> fine and queues are happily receiving, delivering, and receiving acks for
> their messages.
> Restarting the disk node seems to clear the management plugin to resume
> collecting statistics.
> My question is: Is there some upper threshold in the management plugin that
> I need to set to continue gathering statistics throughout my test ?  This
> feels like a classic “invisible threshold being hit somewhere” problem.
> Here’s a snapshot of the management UI screen working as expected:
> http://i.imgur.com/8eXNM.png
> Here’s a ScreenCast of the management UI working and then “FAILS”:
> http://goo.gl/jrvAP
> (please fast forward to these time points in the screencast)
> @2m 16s:  The system runs normally and then I demo the queues stats
> collection working perfectly.
> @2m 56s:  Connection View shows normal operating behavior.
> @3m 34s:  The “weird behavior” begins... it seems that TPS drops off to 30
> TPS then 0 TPS!!
> @4m 22s:  Connection View showing throughput has “stopped”.
> External metric gathering confirms the test still “runs” and messages are
> being delivered successfully.
> Has anyone else experienced this weirdness with the mgmt plugin?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> -rparra
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Aaron Westendorf
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