We are using jboss as container for a high volume webservice engine platform. We use http connector for request to come into the jboss. All our transactoins are very shortlived on average less than a second.
Noticed couple of times that current busy thread cont just incrementally goes up and server becomes unresponsive when it reaches max threads. However while this happened i verified that there is no service that is slow responding or anything of that sort.
The thread count just incrementally went up through the day. I noticed thread count stats for the day through our monitoring solution we have.
What could cause the threads not to clear from jboss? Jboss version: 4.0.4 JVM: 1.4.2