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From Rob Davies <>
Subject Re: Performance issue for ActiveMQ Server
Date Fri, 22 Feb 2008 09:24:52 GMT

On 21 Feb 2008, at 19:52, Ben Chobot wrote:

> It sounds like you don't have a very firm grasp on what's going on,  
> under the covers. If you need persistence, have you tried pulling  
> the power cord from your server and verifying you haven't lost  
> messages? If you don't care, why do you need persistence? :)
> I suspect that what might be happening is that your writes are going  
> very fast because they're going into a write buffer somewhere along  
> the line. Your reads are not going so fast, because what you're  
> trying to read has left the buffer and now has to come off disk, and  
> your disk isn't very fast.
> zaoliu wrote:
>> I have no idea about the IO systems. The server is using Linux  
>> Operating
>> System and has 6 cpus.  I find that the speed is getting lower and  
>> lower
>> with time. When produce 500000 messages, the speed is 3500/s. But  
>> when
>> consumer 700000 messages, the speed get down to avg 1700/s.  I  
>> think I need
>> to run the test for longer time to get a fair result. When  
>> consuming the
>> messages from the server, the speed is getting down much faster. Is  
>> 50 msg/s
>> in normal condition?
>> Ben Chobot wrote:
>>> What is the underlying I/O system like for your broker? As I  
>>> understand the persistence layer for ActiveMQ, 3,500 durable  
>>> messages a second sounds too good to be true, assuming you're  
>>> writing them safely.
Writes are usually fast because of the journaling part of the default  
message store
Which version are you using btw?



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