- RabbitMQ Server:
- RabbitMQ Server OS:
We have RabbitMQ setup in a three node cluster, with no queue mirroring enabled. We have two NServiceBus endpoints deployed on two Windows 2019 servers (one endpoint per server) that are processing messages from the queue. With this configuration, we are seeing many messages remain in the
Unacked state in the queue. We have a test that drops about about 80 large messages onto the queue, where each message does a fairly expensive and time-consuming Bulk Insert to RavenDB 4.2. These messages can range in size from 250K to 2MB, and they require anywhere from 5-60 seconds to process. Usually about 60 messages are processed successfully, and the last 20 never seem to get processed. If we check the queue, it will show a bunch of messages in the
Unacked state. At this point in time there is no load on either NServiceBus handler, so we know they aren’t still doing any work. We also don’t see any evidence of failures, or anything to that effect in the NServiceBus logs. During this state, if we try to stop the NServiceBus host’s Windows service, it will hang on shutdown and the service must be force killed from Task Manager. When the handler starts back up, it will successfully process the messages from the queue.
What is strange is that if we run the test again with only a single NServiceBus endpoint running, everything works properly and no messages are left in the
Another thing to note is that the RabbitMQ server is running on the same hardware as the RavenDB server that is under heavy load (due to the large volume of Bulk Inserts), so it is possible that RabbitMQ is low on CPU/memory resources while these tests are running.
We’d really like to get to the bottom of this and figure out how to prevent this from happening. If I can provide any further information, or if you’d like to get on a call for me to demonstrate this problem, please let me know.
Our RabbitMQ setup from the NServiceBus handler is:
var transport = endpointConfiguration.UseTransport<RabbitMQTransport>() .ConnectionString(rabbitMqConnectionString) .UseConventionalRoutingTopology() .Transactions(TransportTransactionMode.ReceiveOnly);