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We have one annoying issue with openfire. We use Openfire with AD auth and external MariaDB 5.5.41 database, using custom certificate, only TLS.

First, we are trying 3.9.3 with bundled java on windows server 2012 r2 standart (it’s VM with 1 vCpu, 1024 mb RAM), and after 1 day or less openfire service show constant 100% CPU Usage, only helps stop|start service. We are trying update jre version to latest 7u76, but it is not helps.

Second, we are install Openfire 3.10 RC on centos7.1 (Linux openfire.local 3.10.0-229.1.2.el7.x86_64 #1 SMP Fri Mar 27 03:04:26 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux) with bundled jre, we have expirience teh same issue - constant 100% cpu usage. Increasing Java Heap upto 384 mb doesn’t help.

Attach latest logs.
debug.log.zip (7381 Bytes)
error.log.zip (13036 Bytes)
info.log.zip (987 Bytes)
warn.log.zip (9337 Bytes)

Add: our openfire service have very little activity - 10 - 20 users online, 40 users overall.

Please send a ‘kill -3’ to the openfire process and then attach the nohup.out file, which should have the output

Excuse me, but I don’t know how to do this correct. I’am trying to send this code via htop to main openfie process, to certain 100% cpu usage thread, both with no luck. Via command prompt with no luck too. Only kill -9 helps.

Record of this process https://somevid.com/9NrW71K5LqhqbJxMNKOl

the "kill -3 " command will not resolve your issue, or affect Openfire in any way. It is intended to generate information that is useful for debugging purposes. This information will be printed to standard-out (which is commonly captured and saved in a file called no-hup.out). Could you please issue a kill -3 when your instance of Openfire is experiencing the problem, and send us the generated debugging information?

Thanks! i got nohup.out (/opt/openfire/logs)

i can not attach via attach button, there are 2 mirrors of nohup.out

[1] http://paste.plurk.com/show/2149252/

[2] openfire 100% cpu usage

Thanks, just to be clear, this thread dump came when Openfire was consuming 100% CPU?

Im experiencing the same problem on 3.9.3 with centos 5.11

reserved 2GB mem to openfire and only 1GB is being used

The %cpu from java process starts raising and floating alot then it reaches 200%-300% and it stays there until stops the server completely

kill -3 or turning the debug log at the server interface will output the same results?


I see the same behavior. In my case, I’m running the RC on Ubuntu 14.04 with OpenJDK 7u51-2.4.6-1ubuntu4. Although CPU tops out at 100% and prevents users from logging in. I’ve observed the symptoms even when I’m the only user logged in-- We’ve only begun testing, and only have 2-3 simultaneous users. Next time it happens I’ll give it a SIGQUIT and see if I get similar debugs.

yes. High load is maintained for the past five days. I do not restart openfire service.

I wonder which thread causes this problem. Could you post the cpu-times of the threads?

Thread identification

To identify looping threads you should also get one or more stack traces and try to identify the looping thread.

Linux native to java thread mapping

This short manual is for Linux and it may not work on your Linux installation, depending on your kernel and ps versions:

You may want to try to run `ps -T -p openfire-pid -o pid,tid,pri,time | grep -v '00:00:00’´ - this could (depending on your linux ps implementation) display the thread which is using a lot of CPU just like:


8313 8313 23 00:00:01

8313 8314 21 00:13:23 <== high “time” value, look at the TID, I use 8314 as a sample value.

8313 8315 23 00:00:04

… very long list, run the command above or `ps -T -p openfire-pid -o pid,tid,pri,time | grep 8314´ again to make sure that this value increases.

Then you would have to look for the “tid” with the highest “time” value and convert it from dec to hex (8314=0x207A ; Linux: printf "%X\n" 8314´; Windows:calc´ with scientific view).

You should find somewhere in the javacore a line with “… nid=0x207A …” - this should be the looping thread.

[root@openfire ~]# ps -T -p 5256 -o pid,tid,pri,time | grep -v ‘00:00:00’


5256 5259 19 00:00:01

5256 5260 19 00:15:28

5256 5264 19 00:00:06

5256 5265 19 00:00:06

5256 5267 19 00:02:22

5256 5275 19 00:00:22

5256 5276 19 00:01:11

5256 5277 19 00:00:14

5256 5284 19 00:00:01

5256 5285 19 00:00:05

5256 5295 19 00:00:01

5256 5296 19 00:00:08

5256 5311 19 4-13:33:36

5256 5329 19 00:00:33

5256 5331 19 00:00:34

5256 5332 19 00:00:33

5256 5346 19 00:00:01

5256 5348 19 00:00:01

5256 5349 19 00:00:01

5256 5351 19 00:00:01

5256 5352 19 00:00:01

5256 14888 19 00:00:20

5256 14962 19 00:00:18

[root@openfire ~]# ps -T -p 5256 -o pid,tid,pri,time | grep 5311

5256 5311 19 4-13:34:14

[root@openfire ~]# ps -T -p 5256 -o pid,tid,pri,time | grep 5311

5256 5311 19 4-13:34:18

[root@openfire ~]# ps -T -p 5256 -o pid,tid,pri,time | grep 5311

5256 5311 19 4-13:34:23

[root@openfire ~]#

5311 = in HEX 14BF. My nohup.out have values with this adress (openfire 100% cpu usage )

You could try to set “-Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true” as a JVM parameter. If it is an IPv6 problem it should no longer occur after a restart.

I wonder if this is related to https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DIRMINA-678

Oddly enough, that issue is supposedly fixed in MINA 2.0.3 (Openfire 3.10.0 is on 2.0.9).

We’re seeing this as well. NewRelic is showing 93% CPU usage for Java, although memory usage is quite low.

Screen shot https://owncloud.sesp.northwestern.edu/index.php/s/qA2SrjcQnGCWHTn

there is a ticket which was filed for the beta, but developers didn’t pay attention to these reports https://igniterealtime.org/issues/browse/OF-883

i was smart to wait and not update right away, same was with 3.9.1 release, what’s the hurry to pile a lot of changes and release it as fast as possible…

openfire at 300% load…nohup.out logs attached

nohup2.out taken 30 minutes after the 1st log (after restart openfire)

nohup.out shows one thread blocked

nohup2.out shows inumerous threads blocked
nohup2.out.zip (7954 Bytes)
nohup.out.zip (11825 Bytes)

Four days without any troubles. Cpu Usage is low. I hope “-Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true” helps. I write again later about results.

Thats fantastic. Where is that file located?

I’m not sure if this is related to the high CPU usage, but I’m also getting a strange error on the Sessions tab. It’s always the last entry too.

at org.jivesoftware.openfire.nio.NIOConnection.getHostAddress(NIOConnection.java:1 66)
at org.jivesoftware.openfire.session.LocalSession.getHostAddress(LocalSession.java :362)
at org.jivesoftware.openfire.admin.session_002dsummary_jsp._jspService(session_002 dsummary_jsp.java:500)
at org.apache.jasper.runtime.HttpJspBase.service(HttpJspBase.java:97)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:790)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHolder.handle(ServletHolder.java:808)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.ja va:1669)
at com.opensymphony.module.sitemesh.filter.PageFilter.parsePage(PageFilter.java:11 8)
at com.opensymphony.module.sitemesh.filter.PageFilter.doFilter(PageFilter.java:52)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.ja va:1652)
at org.jivesoftware.util.LocaleFilter.doFilter(LocaleFilter.java:74)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.ja va:1652)
at org.jivesoftware.util.SetCharacterEncodingFilter.doFilter(SetCharacterEncodingF ilter.java:50)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.ja va:1652)
at org.jivesoftware.admin.PluginFilter.doFilter(PluginFilter.java:78)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.ja va:1652)
at org.jivesoftware.admin.AuthCheckFilter.doFilter(AuthCheckFilter.java:159)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler$CachedChain.doFilter(ServletHandler.ja va:1652)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.doHandle(ServletHandler.java:585)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.handle(ScopedHandler.java:143)
at org.eclipse.jetty.security.SecurityHandler.handle(SecurityHandler.java:577)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.session.SessionHandler.doHandle(SessionHandler.java:22 3)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ContextHandler.doHandle(ContextHandler.java:11 27)
at org.eclipse.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.doScope(ServletHandler.java:515)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.session.SessionHandler.doScope(SessionHandler.java:185 )
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ContextHandler.doScope(ContextHandler.java:106 1)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ScopedHandler.handle(ScopedHandler.java:141)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.ContextHandlerCollection.handle(ContextHandler Collection.java:215)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.HandlerCollection.handle(HandlerCollection.jav a:110)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.handler.HandlerWrapper.handle(HandlerWrapper.java:97)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.Server.handle(Server.java:497)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.HttpChannel.handle(HttpChannel.java:310)
at org.eclipse.jetty.server.HttpConnection.onFillable(HttpConnection.java:257)
at org.eclipse.jetty.io.AbstractConnection$2.run(AbstractConnection.java:540)
at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.QueuedThreadPool.runJob(QueuedThreadPool.java:635 )
at org.eclipse.jetty.util.thread.QueuedThreadPool$3.run(QueuedThreadPool.java:555)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)