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  1. ActiveMQ C++ Client
  2. AMQCPP-564

OS thread handles are kept forever

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.8.3
    • Fix Version/s: 3.9.0
    • Component/s: Decaf
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      Description

      The method decaf::internal::util::concurrent::Threading::attachToCurrentThread() creates a proxy thread object for a new OS thread and keeps it in a vector:

      ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
      ThreadHandle* Threading::attachToCurrentThread() {

      Pointer<ThreadHandle> thread(initThreadHandle(new ThreadHandle()));

      thread->handle = PlatformThread::getCurrentThread();
      thread->state = Thread::RUNNABLE;
      thread->stackSize = PlatformThread::getStackSize(thread->handle);
      thread->name = ::strdup(
      std::string(std::string("OS-Thread") + Integer::toString(library->osThreadId.getAndIncrement())).c_str());
      thread->threadId = PlatformThread::getCurrentThreadId();

      // An OS Thread doesn't have a running thread, this is only a proxy to only one ref.
      thread->references = 1;

      // Now create a Decaf Thread as a proxy to the OS thread.
      Pointer<Thread> osThread(new Thread(thread.get()));
      thread->parent = osThread.get();
      thread->osThread = true;

      PlatformThread::setTlsValue(library->threadKey, osThread.get());
      PlatformThread::setTlsValue(library->selfKey, thread.get());

      // Store the Thread that wraps this OS thread for later deletion since
      // no other owners exist.
      PlatformThread::lockMutex(library->globalLock);
      library->osThreads.push_back(osThread.release());
      PlatformThread::unlockMutex(library->globalLock);

      return thread.release();
      }

      This method is part of the mutex machinery in the AMQ CPP. The only way how to free this memory is to invoke the method decaf::internal::util::concurrent::Threading::shutdown(). In our scenario we create continuously new worker threads that communicate with ActiveMQ broker. This leads to the situation that new OS thread handles are still being created and never freed. The consumed RAM is rapidly growing since the size of the thread object is on our platform (Win 64bit) 1632 Bytes. We would need to have possibility to explicitly free this OS thread object before it terminates, for instance something like:

      void decaf::internal::util::concurrent::Threading::detachFromCurrentThread()

      Is there a reasonable workaround or another way how to free this OS thread?

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        1. Threading.h.diff
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          Dusan Kutnik
        2. Threading.cpp.diff
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          Dusan Kutnik

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            • Assignee:
              tabish Timothy A. Bish
              Reporter:
              DuKu Dusan Kutnik
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