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From Carl Trieloff <cctriel...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: queue memory release
Date Thu, 07 Oct 2010 21:11:46 GMT

The memory is released immediately, however don't be fooled by Linux, it 
only do the mem consolidate when it needs to, so the process will 'look' 
even though it is not.

It is more efficiently for the OS to only return the mem when required 
to do so.


On 10/07/2010 05:09 PM, Adam Crain wrote:
> When a queue backs up (substantially) and then eventually is read by a
> subscriber, does the memory footprint get immediately released or are their
> sweeps for this?
> We've noticed Qpid consuming 100's of MB of memory even though their are no
> queued messages, the only explanation we can formulate is that the queue
> depths were high at one point and then that footprint was never released.
> -Adam

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