ActiveMQ
  1. ActiveMQ
  2. AMQ-2955

Message getting stuck on queue, leading to KahaDB log files not being deleted and disk running out of space

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Critical Critical
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 5.4.1
    • Fix Version/s: 5.5.0
    • Component/s: Message Store
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:

      Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

      Description

      Using the following test client, we see a single message getting stuck on the queue. This then prevents the KahaDB files from being cleaned up. Once this message gets stuck, we need to restart the broker before it can be consumed. This is a total show stopper for us, as when this occurs in our system the large number of messages that we produce and consume each second causes the disk to run out of space within the space of an hour. We also see the same behaviour using synchronous sending and without failover.

      This doesn't happen every time with the test client - the most reliable way I have found to reproduce it is to start the broker and wait for the first MessageDatabase checkpoint to finish before starting the test client.

      Test Client
      import java.io.BufferedWriter;
      import java.io.FileWriter;
      import java.util.Random;
      
      import javax.jms.Connection;
      import javax.jms.Message;
      import javax.jms.MessageConsumer;
      import javax.jms.MessageListener;
      import javax.jms.MessageProducer;
      import javax.jms.Queue;
      import javax.jms.Session;
      import javax.jms.ConnectionFactory;
      
      import org.apache.activemq.ActiveMQConnectionFactory;
      
      public class Test {
              public static final void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
                      ConnectionFactory cf = new ActiveMQConnectionFactory("failover:(tcp://localhost:61616)?jms.useAsyncSend=true&trackMessages=true");
                      final Connection producerConn = cf.createConnection();
                      final Connection consumerConn = cf.createConnection();
      
                      final BufferedWriter producerLog = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("produced.log"));
                      final BufferedWriter consumerLog = new BufferedWriter(new FileWriter("consumed.log"));
      
                      new Thread(new Runnable() {
                              public void run() {
                                      try {
                                              producerConn.start();
                                              Session session = producerConn.createSession(false, Session.CLIENT_ACKNOWLEDGE);
                                              Queue queue = session.createQueue("TEST_QUEUE");
                                              MessageProducer producer = session.createProducer(queue);
                                              Random random = new Random();
                                              byte[] messageBytes = new byte[1024];
      
                                              for (int i = 0; i < 100000; i++) {
                                              //while (true) {
                                                      random.nextBytes(messageBytes);
                                                      Message message = session.createObjectMessage(messageBytes);
                                                      producer.send(message);
                                                      producerLog.write(message.getJMSMessageID());
                                                      producerLog.newLine();
                                                      producerLog.flush();
                                              }
                                              System.out.println("Produced 100000 messages...");
                                              producerLog.close();
                                      }
                                      catch (Exception e) {
                                              e.printStackTrace();
                                      }
                              }
                      }).start();
      
                      System.out.println("Started producer...");
      
                      new Thread(new Runnable() {
                              public void run() {
                                      try {
                                              consumerConn.start();
                                              Session session = consumerConn.createSession(false, Session.CLIENT_ACKNOWLEDGE);
                                              Queue queue = session.createQueue("TEST_QUEUE");
                                              MessageConsumer consumer = session.createConsumer(queue);
                                              consumer.setMessageListener(new MessageListener() {
                                                      public void onMessage(Message message) {
                                                              try {
                                                                      message.acknowledge();
                                                                      consumerLog.write(message.getJMSMessageID());
                                                                      consumerLog.newLine();
                                                                      consumerLog.flush();
                                                              }
                                                              catch (Exception e) {
                                                                      e.printStackTrace();
                                                              }
                                                      }
                                              });
                                      }
                                      catch (Exception e) {
                                              e.printStackTrace();
                                      }
                              }
                      }).start();
      
                      System.out.println("Started consumer...");
              }
      }
      

      After the 100,000 messages have been produced, we can see the following difference in the log files:

      [pblackburn@xxxx test]$ diff produced.log consumed.log
      10394d10393
      < ID:xxxx-35451-1285948546531-0:0:1:1:10394
      [pblackburn@xxxx test]$
      

      Looking in the activemq log file, at around this point we see:

      2010-10-01 15:55:51 Queue [DEBUG] TEST_QUEUE toPageIn: 1, Inflight: 205, pagedInMessages.size 349, enqueueSize: 10390
      2010-10-01 15:55:51 Queue [DEBUG] TEST_QUEUE toPageIn: 1, Inflight: 205, pagedInMessages.size 350, enqueueSize: 10391
      2010-10-01 15:55:51 Queue [DEBUG] TEST_QUEUE toPageIn: 1, Inflight: 205, pagedInMessages.size 351, enqueueSize: 10392
      2010-10-01 15:55:51 Queue [DEBUG] TEST_QUEUE toPageIn: 1, Inflight: 205, pagedInMessages.size 352, enqueueSize: 10393
      2010-10-01 15:55:51 Usage [DEBUG] Main:memory:queue://TEST_QUEUE:memory: usage change from: 69% of available memory, to: 70% of available memory
      2010-10-01 15:55:51 Usage [DEBUG] Main:memory:queue://TEST_QUEUE:memory: usage change from: 70% of available memory, to: 69% of available memory
      2010-10-01 15:55:51 AbstractStoreCursor [DEBUG] TEST_QUEUE disabling cache on size:0, lastCachedIdSeq: 10398 current node seqId: 10399
      2010-10-01 15:55:51 Usage [DEBUG] Main:memory:queue://TEST_QUEUE:memory: usage change from: 69% of available memory, to: 70% of available memory
      2010-10-01 15:55:51 Queue [DEBUG] TEST_QUEUE toPageIn: 2, Inflight: 353, pagedInMessages.size 353, enqueueSize: 10395
      2010-10-01 15:55:51 Usage [DEBUG] Main:memory:queue://TEST_QUEUE:memory: usage change from: 70% of available memory, to: 69% of available memory
      2010-10-01 15:55:51 Usage [DEBUG] Main:memory:queue://TEST_QUEUE:memory: usage change from: 69% of available memory, to: 70% of available memory
      

      At the end of the log file, where we have a single message stuck on the queue, we see:

      2010-10-01 15:56:10 Queue [DEBUG] TEST_QUEUE toPageIn: 1, Inflight: 0, pagedInMessages.size 0, enqueueSize: 100000
      2010-10-01 15:56:10 Queue [DEBUG] TEST_QUEUE toPageIn: 1, Inflight: 0, pagedInMessages.size 0, enqueueSize: 100000
      2010-10-01 15:56:10 Queue [DEBUG] TEST_QUEUE toPageIn: 1, Inflight: 0, pagedInMessages.size 0, enqueueSize: 100000
      2010-10-01 15:56:10 Queue [DEBUG] TEST_QUEUE toPageIn: 1, Inflight: 0, pagedInMessages.size 0, enqueueSize: 100000
      2010-10-01 15:56:10 Queue [DEBUG] TEST_QUEUE toPageIn: 1, Inflight: 0, pagedInMessages.size 0, enqueueSize: 100000
      2010-10-01 15:56:10 Queue [DEBUG] TEST_QUEUE toPageIn: 1, Inflight: 0, pagedInMessages.size 0, enqueueSize: 100000
      

      We can see the checkpoint failing to clean up the log files:

      2010-10-01 15:56:36 MessageDatabase [DEBUG] Checkpoint started.
      2010-10-01 15:56:36 MessageDatabase [DEBUG] not removing data file: 2 as contained ack(s) refer to referenced file: [1, 2]
      2010-10-01 15:56:36 MessageDatabase [DEBUG] not removing data file: 3 as contained ack(s) refer to referenced file: [2, 3]
      2010-10-01 15:56:36 MessageDatabase [DEBUG] not removing data file: 4 as contained ack(s) refer to referenced file: [3, 4]
      2010-10-01 15:56:36 MessageDatabase [DEBUG] not removing data file: 5 as contained ack(s) refer to referenced file: [4, 5]
      2010-10-01 15:56:36 MessageDatabase [DEBUG] Checkpoint done.
      

      At this point our consumer had consumed all of the messages except the single stuck message.

      We are using a clean out of the box set up - we have made no changes to the default activemq.xml file,

      1. activemq.xml
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        Peter Blackburn
      2. TrackedMessageDequeuer.java
        3 kB
        Peter Blackburn
      3. TrackedMessageEnqueuer.java
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        Peter Blackburn

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          • Assignee:
            Dejan Bosanac
            Reporter:
            Peter Blackburn
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