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From "Robert Elliot (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (AMQ-3421) Deadlock when queue fills up
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:35:09 GMT
Deadlock when queue fills up

                 Key: AMQ-3421
             Project: ActiveMQ
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 5.5.0
         Environment: Tomcat 6.0.29, Spring 3.0.5, Oracle Java 6, Centos 5
            Reporter: Robert Elliot
            Priority: Critical

We are running a queue to do asynch audit updates, configured via Spring 3.0.5.

When the queue fills up Tomcat locks up with all catalina threads waiting on an object monitor
in Spring.  This object monitor is held by the "ActiveMQ Connection Executor: vm://localhost#2986"
thread which is itself blocked for ever awaiting the stopped CountDownLatch at TransportConnection.stop(

There are no "ActiveMQ Task" threads running, which suggests that either the task created
by stopAsync has completed or did not run.

A code review leaves us baffled as to how this latch cannot have counted down, but it hasn't.
 Could Tomcat possibly be silently discarding the thread that was meant to do the stop without
throwing an exception?! It seems unlikely but (as I understand it) TaskRunnerFactory is breaking
the Servlet spec by running up its own Threads.

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