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From "Kim van der Riet (JIRA)" <qpid-...@incubator.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (QPID-2804) qpid-config timeout creating large journal
Date Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:43:32 GMT

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Kim van der Riet commented on QPID-2804:

Use the --timeout option with a suitable value in seconds. The default is 10 seconds. All
of the current qpid python tools are equipped with this option. Each tool will display all
options if the --help option is used.

> qpid-config timeout creating large journal
> ------------------------------------------
>                 Key: QPID-2804
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/QPID-2804
>             Project: Qpid
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: python tools
>    Affects Versions: 0.6
>         Environment: C++ broker under Linux
>            Reporter: Christopher Cooper
> This was posted by Charles Woerner to the mailing list and I'm experiencing the same
> Subject: qpid-config timeout creating large journal - msg#00048
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> Hello,
> I'm using qpid in a store and forward type topology, where the source brokers are co-located
with a webserver and are pushing messages to a central broker. The queues are persistent and
I'm trying to declare them with a geometry that will allow me to endure about 2 days of central
broker downtime. So it would seem to me that the journal data files would need to be both
large and many for the queue in question. The --file-count and --file-size arguments to qpid-config
seem to work just fine, however the qpid-config tool (and the queue_declare() call in the
underlying python library) seem to timeout back to the client if the time it takes to create
the journal files exceeds 10 seconds.
> Here's a test case:
> ]$ tail -f /var/log/qpid/*
> ]$ qpid-config add queue test8 --durable --file-count 1 --file-size 5120
> 2010-jan-10 22:55:24 trace RECV []: Frame[BEbe; channel=1; {QueueDeclareBody:
queue=test8; durable=1; arguments ={qpid.file_count:F8:int64(1),qpid.file_size:F8:int64(5120)};
> 2010-jan-10 22:55:24 trace guest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: recv cmd 48: {QueueDeclareBody:
queue=test8; durable=1; arguments={qpid.file_count:F8:int64(1),qpid.file_size:F8:int64(5120)};
> 2010-jan-10 22:55:24 notice Journal "test8": Created
> 2010-jan-10 22:55:24 debug Journal "test8": Journal directory = "/vol/ qpidd/rhm/jrnl/0008/test8/";
Base file name = "JournalData"
> 2010-jan-10 22:55:24 debug Journal "test8": Initialize; num_jfiles=1 jfsize_sblks=655360
wcache_pgsize_sblks=64 wcache_num_pages=32
> Failed: Timeout -
> ]$ echo $?
> 1
> 2010-jan-10 22:55:43 debug Journal "test8": Initialization complete
> 2010-jan-10 22:55:43 debug Configured queue test8 with no-local=0
> 2010-jan-10 22:55:43 debug Configured queue test8 with qpid.trace.id='' and qpid.trace.exclude=''
i.e. 0 elements
> 2010-jan-10 22:55:43 debug guest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: receiver marked completed:
48 incomplete: { } unknown-completed: { [0,48] }
> 2010-jan-10 22:55:43 debug DISCONNECTED []
> 2010-jan-10 22:55:43 debug guest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: detached on broker.
> There are no errors in the broker log and indeed the queue and journal get created, although
it appears to be asynchronous with respect to the qpid-config queue_declare() call and doesn't
complete until after qpid-config exits with return value 1.
> My qpidd.conf file is more or less:
> data-dir=/vol/qpidd
> num-jfiles=20
> jfile-size-pgs=5120
> trace=yes
> Is there some way to force qpid-config to wait as long as necessary for the requested
work to complete before exiting? Or is there an alternate way to create the durable queue
that sidesteps this issue altogether (it must be programmatic because this is part of a startup

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