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From Tim Bain <>
Subject Re: Problem With Network of Brokers 5.14.0
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2016 04:11:04 GMT
<policyEntry queue=">" gcInactiveDestinations="true"
inactiveTimoutBeforeGC="300000" queuePrefetch="20"/>

What's your volume of destinations, and how much churn do you have?
Another user (Kevin Burton) experienced inefficiency in the destination GC
algorithm with large numbers of short-lived destinations; if that sounds
like your situation, I think he had some changes that never made it to
trunk, which it might be possible to pass to you to rebase to 5.14.0 and
then try as a patch.

Overall, what does the process's performance look like?  High CPU?  Lots of
memory?  (In swap?)  Lots of network IO?  Doing lots of JVM full GCs (not
destination GCs, but the actual ones from the JVM)?  Knowing what the
immediate symptoms of the slowness are could help narrow down the


On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 9:01 PM, Geoffrey Mina <>

> Greetings,
> I am pretty new to ActiveMQ as we just deployed into our stack.
> We had a network of brokers have a significant problem tonight due to
> (what appeared to be) a single broker.  2 of the 3 were processing messages
> OK and the third was queuing up and not processing messages quickly.  This
> is for a real-time application and seconds (even milliseconds) count.
> There was absolutely nothing in the log file that was interesting.  I even
> restarted the “bad” broker and when it came back online it was behaving
> identically.  We have persistence completely disabled and there is not even
> a kahadb on the file system.
> I have attached my config here for one of the brokers (all configs
> identical except for the the network config).  If anyone sees anything
> glaringly obvious, please let me know.  We just deployed this cluster of
> servers last Friday.  It has processed hundreds of millions of messages in
> the last few days – before it began to misbehave tonight.
> ActiveMQ 5.14.0
> java version "1.8.0_102"
> Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_102-b14)
> Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.102-b14, mixed mode)
> Amazon EC2 Host
> CentOS 7
> 3.10.0-327.10.1.el7.x86_64
> 4 x Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2666 v3 @ 2.90GHz
> 8G RAM
> Thanks in advance!
> Geoff

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