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From Mark Payne <>
Subject Re: heisenbug causing "lost" content claims
Date Fri, 04 Mar 2016 20:03:33 GMT

The two tickets that come to mind are: <>
(Too many open files) <>

Do these sound like they may be what is causing your issues?


> On Mar 4, 2016, at 2:57 PM, Tony Kurc <> wrote:
> All,
> I wanted to describe an issue on a nifi instance we've been using 0.4.1 on,
> and why diagnosing it and reproducing it may be difficult. This is on a
> linux server, where we have a reasonably high load, and the error happens
> infrequently, but when it does, it really gums up operations.
> At some point we get an IOException for too many open files. (with an
> awfully high limit of open files in ulimit, so not sure why that is
> happening).
> Some time later, when trying to read a flowfile in a processor, we get a
> ContentNotFoundException because presumably a flowfile is pointing to
> content that was never written. When this happens, we basically have to
> remove the flowfile manually (and if no one is watching at the moment or
> the processor that reads isn't configured to handle this, or if you're not
> using 0.5.x where you can selectively remove flowfiles from a queue this
> can cause operational challenges).
> Because this happens so infrequently, I'm not sure if others have seen
> this. I'm not sure if something in the framework may need to adjustment if
> a content claim goes wrong, but I really didn't expect that a flowfile with
> no actual content should be able to be created, which seems to be what
> happened (rather than the content being deleted or corrupted).
> Anyone else experience this, or know maybe if something in 0.5.X may have
> addressed this (looking through the release notes, nothing jumped out).
> Tony

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