[rabbitmq-discuss] "Other process memory" growth

Emile Joubert emile at rabbitmq.com
Tue Mar 26 12:26:17 GMT 2013

Hi Carl,

On 23/03/13 02:47, carlhoerberg wrote:
> Have a 3 node cluster, normally it hovers around 200-300mb of ram, but
> suddenly the "Other process memory" started to grow:

"Other" is all use left after connections, queues and plugins are
accounted for. This could be due to internal Erlang VM processes
consuming memory. One way to dig further is to look at the Erlang
processes using the most memory:

$ etop -sort memory

More information about use of etop is available here:


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