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From BlueFox <>
Subject Strange behaviour when broker ran out of disk space
Date Sat, 14 Jun 2008 20:55:13 GMT

Hi, I'm encountering a strange behaviour on ActiveMQ 5.1 broker using
AMQStore for persistence. In my setup, an ActiveMQCPP (2.1.3) producer with
AUTO_ACKNOWLEDGE is sending persistent message to a queue, which is being
processed slowly on a consumer using VMTransport on same VM as the broker. I
don't have any special setting for prefetch or memory/disk limit etc.

When the broker disk space ran out on the broker, the client would receive
out of disk space error, which is fine. Then the client would treat this as
a network failure and still keep try to send the message to the broker, this
repeats for a while as the broker memory usage goes up (!!!) until it
finally ran out of memory. My question is does it mean that the producer
need to treat each openwire error differently in order to avoid killing the
broker? In this case (the broker ran out of disk space), since the broker
cannot accept any more messages, shouldn't it simply drop any new messages
coming in until more disk space is available instead of keeping all the new
messages in the memory?
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