[rabbitmq-discuss] Diagnosing crashes?
matthias at rabbitmq.com
Mon Dec 19 04:22:15 GMT 2011
On 19/12/11 00:36, Benno Rice wrote:
> I've got a RabbitMQ instance running on Ubuntu that's suddenly
> decided to crash about once every 24 hours. How would I go about
> working out why this is the case?
> The system is a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS instance running under VMware. It's
> fully up to date, and using RabbitMQ from the rabbitmq.com package
> % dpkg -l |grep rabbit ii rabbitmq-server
> 2.7.0-1 An AMQP server written in Erlang %
> dpkg -l |grep erlang-base ii erlang-base
> 1:13.b.3-dfsg-2ubuntu2.1 Erlang/OTP virtual machine and base
That all looks reasonable.
> I can't see anything untoward in the rabbitmq log files,
> The sasl log is empty.
> If it's an Erlang crash, where would I go hunting for the dumps?
I doubt Erlang crashed. Instead I suspect it fell victim to Linux' OOM
killer. Check the syslogs for clues.
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