1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 15, 2016 7:58 AM by Wolf-Dieter Fink

    Wildfly 8.2.1 stuck on EJB calls

    Rustam Alimuradov Newbie

      WildFly 8.2.1, JDK 1.8

      WF receives a lot of requests of different types:

      - simple http request to servlets, part of them calling EJB components

      - web-service calls to EJB components

      Frequently start async work through TimerService.

      All EJB are stateless.


      Some configuration moments:

      Undertow worker - io-threads="16" task-max-threads="200"

      Added pool for stateless EJB with max 50 size.

      Thread pool for EJB - 128.


      With this configuration on any load increase - too "many open files: exceptions starts and WF undeploing all deployed components.

      We raised ulimit + added limit filter to undertow:

      max-concurrent-requests="200" queue-size="1000"

      It helped with "too many open files" exceptions, but still had stuck of calls about 1 time per 1-2 days with no extra load on server. Stuck was about 3-6 minutes max.

      In logs we found errors like "javax.ejb.EJBException: JBAS014516: Failed to acquire a permit within 5 MINUTES" on most "popular" EJB

      So we decided to increase EJB pool limit from 50 to 256. And receive long stuck, and restart of WF didnt help (may be a lot of stored timers?)

      At this stuck, no extraordinary load on server or DB. All EJB pools maxed to 256, EJB3 thread pool used all 128 thread and queue of task increased. But there was no real work, cpu and memory usage even reduced.

      jstack shows no deadlocks, statistic on jstack:

      Total threads: 598

      IN_NATIVE = 56

        org.hornetq.core.libaio.Native.internalPollEvents = 1

        sun.nio.ch.EPollArrayWrapper.epollWait = 20

        sun.nio.fs.LinuxWatchService.poll = 27

        java.net.SocketInputStream.socketRead0 = 6

        sun.nio.ch.PollArrayWrapper.poll0 = 2

      IN_VM = 1

        java.lang.Class.forName0 = 1

      BLOCKED = 540

        java.lang.Object.wait = 47

        java.lang.Thread.sleep = 1

        sun.misc.Unsafe.park = 490

      IN_JAVA = 1

        org.jboss.marshalling.river.RiverUnmarshaller.doInitSerializable = 1


      We have no problem with same code on same server when run with JBoss 5.1.0.GA.


      What wrong configured? What to watch?

        • 1. Re: Wildfly 8.2.1 stuck on EJB calls
          Wolf-Dieter Fink Master

          JBAS014516: Failed to acquire a permit within 5 MINUTES

          is from the instance-pool for the beans, so I think there is one bean where you don't have enough instances within the strict-max-pool.


          AFAIR the former versions use some kind of open-end pool.


          So I would enable the statistics for EJB's to see more details, but you can check without whether you see high number of current pool entries as it will only grow but never shrink until you shut down.

          So it might be a very basic EJB which is needed from all others