[ejabberd] ejabberd & http bind

Stefan Strigler steve at zeank.in-berlin.de
Fri May 29 11:10:35 MSD 2009

Hi Carlos,

req_list stores the last (two?) requests per session in order to able  
to resume from a failed request (or say to enable the client to resend  
the last request(s)).

Cheers, Steve

Am 29.05.2009 um 00:40 schrieb Carlos Abalde:

> Hi all!
> The last weeks I've been doing several stress benchmarks to  
> different configurations of an ejabberd server using jab_simul and  
> tsung. I've also tuned some modules (mainly the c2s frontend, the  
> roster module and the authentication module) in order to reduce  
> memory & CPU consumption and adapt them to my simplified  
> requirements. The results have been pretty nice, however, after  
> adding the BOSH support using the http_bind module, everything has  
> got worse. Not only for the additional amount of required memory,  
> but for the instability of the server.
> I'm still investigating the origin of the problem, but I've detected  
> that in a simple scenario (set of clients periodically changing  
> their status and sending messages) the size of the FSM processes  
> implemented in the http_bind module are constantly growing (the same  
> scenario using the normal jabber interface works fine).  
> Specifically, the req_list in the state record grows and grows until  
> complete memory exhaustion.
> FYI, my BOSH and non BOSH tests are conducted using a jab_simul-like  
> multithread client that I've implemented (using the gloox library)  
> to test and compare the bind and normal frontends (is there any  
> stress tool with BOSH support?). Therefore, maybe I'm doing  
> something wrong in my client implementation, but I think this is a  
> very strange behavior.
> Is this a normal behavior? How does the req_list buffer work? Any  
> help will be welcome!
> Thanks!
> -- 
> Carlos.
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