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From James Green <>
Subject Re: Load issue with ActiveMQ
Date Mon, 03 Nov 2014 13:33:14 GMT
On 3 November 2014 09:42, Vikas Agarwal <> wrote:

> Hi,
> We are using ActiveMQ for 3+ years, however, we didn't test it under heavy
> load. Recently, we started using ActiveMQ in another project where
> sometimes load increases exponentially as we are listening to twitter
> stream which can pile up a lot of messages depending of occurrence of some
> global event like iPhone 6 launch. Now, what we are seeing in ActiveMQ
> admin UI is that one of the queues gets piled up with thousands of message
> ranging from 50k-100k. Now, sometimes (almost daily) the ActiveMQ crashes

Do you mean:

1. The queues have 50-100,000 messages each, or
2. The queues have thousands of messages each of which may be 50-100k in

> in between of my sleeping hours. :( And the strange thing is that when try
> to view the log file for the reason of the crash, I am not able to find the
> activemq.log file at all. We earlier faced ActiveMQ crash issues, but that

Ensure you have INFO logging switched on and that AMQ writes to this log on
start-up. Also, that log could be rotated - ensure the process has
permission to write to it.

> was due to producer flow control and we disabled that to fix the issue and
> main point is that in those cases we never had the case where the log file
> was missing. I have to restart the process to fix the issue and that too,
> twice because on first restart, it shows error about missing or corrupt
> data log.
> So, please suggest me where to look for such issue or what should be my
> next move for debugging. I am stuck with missing log file.
> For information here are the memory settings:
> <systemUsage>
>     <systemUsage>
>         <memoryUsage>
>             <memoryUsage limit="*256 mb*"/>
>         </memoryUsage>
>         <storeUsage>
>             <storeUsage limit="*100 gb*"/>
>         </storeUsage>
>         <tempUsage>
>             <tempUsage limit="*50 gb*"/>
>         </tempUsage>
>     </systemUsage>
> </systemUsage>

You might want to start here and work out the model of usage you're seeing:

 For instance: thousands of messages, few clients; or thousands of messages
and lots of clients.

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