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From Jerry Cwiklik <>
Subject Broker Leak
Date Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:44:00 GMT
I am running AMQ broker v.5.6 on linux with 10G Xmx, 5G limit memoryUsage,
producerFlowControl=false, no persistence, vmCursor and AUTO_ACKNOWLEDGE.
There are a hundreds of producers and consumers, a few queues and a couple
of hundred of temp queues. While watching broker memory in jConsole I notice
a steady raise in OldGen. Forcing GC doesnt change anything. The broker
eventually OOMs after a few days. The HeapAnalyzer shows 96% of heap in
VmPendingMessageCursor. There are many messages destined for temp queues in
this cursor.

I created a simple test program where a Producer keeps sending messages to a
Consumer which immediately sends a reply back to the Producer's temp queue.
I kill the Producer with  -9, force GC on the broker and dump the heap.
Looking at the heap, I can see that the VMPendingCursor holds messages for
the temp queue which no longer exist! It looks to me that the broker never
cleans up messages destined for temp queues which no longer exist leading to
a memory leak. Attached is a snapshot from the heapAnalyzer showing a
message in VMPendingMessageCursor.

Is there a way to configure the broker to remove such messages? We currently
dont expire messages (TTL=0). The broker knows when a temp queue is deleted
so it should try to clean up messages associated with it. 


Regards, Jerry C

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