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From Anthrope>
Subject ActiveMQ Slowdown
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2007 21:56:54 GMT

     Our application is essentially a pipeline of processing engines that
communicate via JMS queues, and so far, ActiveMQ has been the JMS
implementation of our choice.  In our application, engines produce data and
dumping it onto a queue, and a number of engines read that data, process it
and dump them onto another queue that is in turn read from by other engines
downstream, and so on. We normally have one ActiveMQ instance serving one
queue, but that is configurable. The messages range in size from 300k to 1M
at the most.

Over the course of time, we've faced  different issues vis-a-vis performance
or stability but the problems have eventually been solved. Now, we're close
to going into production and are facing a serious hurdle that threatens to
delay our rollout.

The problem is this: over time, we notice that the average time it takes to
read from or write to a queue gradually increases until things become so
sluggish that we need to restart ActiveMQ. Our processing engines do not
need to be restarted because we're using the failover URL, and they
automatically reconnect. Once we restart ActiveMQ, things run fine for a
while before the sluggishness sets in. I have noticed no leaks in our own
application code, and ActiveMQ itself seems to be fine from a memory usage

Our configuration is as follows:

- ActiveMQ 4.1.1
- Linux  2.6.9-34.ELsmp
- Java 1.5.0_09
- Were using queues with transacted sessions
- We're using MySQL as the persistent store (Please not that we see this
problem arise with ALL store implementations, including our own homegrown
BDB store, which is why I am convinced it is not the store itself)

Does anyone have an idea as to where I might look, to solve this problem?


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