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From "Felix Meschberger (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FELIX-5394) Memoryusage plugin creates a heap dump on every notification
Date Fri, 04 Nov 2016 07:45:58 GMT

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Felix Meschberger commented on FELIX-5394:
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If I understand it correctly, Oak wants to be notified if there is a memory shortage while
they perform some housekeeping (tar online compaction). I appreciate their use of this notification
to try to make sure their heap consumption while housekeeping does not "kill" the system.

But then, I think it cannot be Oak's task to change any of the thresholds. As such I think
we should not change this plugin and rather have Oak just register for the notification and
document that they expect deployments to have a reasonable threshold configuration.

> Memoryusage plugin creates a heap dump on every notification
> ------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FELIX-5394
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FELIX-5394
>             Project: Felix
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Web Console
>    Affects Versions: webconsole-memoryusage-plugin-1.0.6
>            Reporter: Alex Parvulescu
>              Labels: patch-available
>         Attachments: FELIX-5394-v0.patch
>
>
> As a part of OAK-4966 I'm trying to install a listener on available memory with a notification
when a certain available memory threshold is met [0]. This seems to clash a bit with the current
{{memoryusage}} plugin, as both jmx listeners try to change the threshold for the notification,
and subsequently both might receive the notification at a different value than expected. (for
example I'm setting a notification at {{15%}} and even though the {{memoryusage}} plugin is
not used and is currently set at {{0%}} it will still create a heap dump:
> {noformat}
> *WARN* [Service Thread] org.apache.felix.webconsole.plugins.memoryusage Received Memory
Threshold Exceeded Notification, dumping Heap
> {noformat}
> I have 2 suggestions:
> * first is to _not_ change the threshold value if it's already set at a smaller value.
this means the plugin will not break other listeners expectations of receiving an event
>  
> * second is to verify the locally set threshold value against the values seen at notification
time. this effectively means the plugin is free to ignore certain events, and not dump the
heap to disk every time it gets a ping [1].
> I would like to provide a patch for this issue pretty soon as I really need to fix OAK-4966,
unless someone is more eager to come up with a working solution.
> [0] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OAK-4966?focusedCommentId=15629253&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-15629253
> [1] https://github.com/apache/felix/blob/trunk/webconsole-plugins/memoryusage/src/main/java/org/apache/felix/webconsole/plugins/memoryusage/internal/MemoryUsageSupport.java#L553



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