Graham Campbell created KAFKA-6529:
Summary: Broker leaks memory and file descriptors after sudden
Issue Type: Bug
Affects Versions: 0.11.0.2, 1.0.0
Reporter: Graham Campbell
If a producer forcefully disconnects from a broker while it has staged
receives, that connection enters a limbo state where it is no longer processed
by the SocketServer.Processor, leaking the file descriptor for the socket and
the memory used for the staged recieve queue for that connection.
We noticed this during an upgrade from 0.9.0.2 to 0.11.0.2. Immediately after
the rolling restart to upgrade, open file descriptors on the brokers started
climbing uncontrollably. In a few cases brokers reached our configured max open
files limit of 100k and crashed before we rolled back.
We tracked this down to a buildup of muted connections in the
Selector.closingChannels list. If a client disconnects from the broker with
multiple pending produce requests, when the broker attempts to send an ack to
the client it recieves an IOException because the TCP socket has been closed.
This triggers the Selector to close the channel, but because it still has
pending requests, it adds it to Selector.closingChannels to process those
requests. However, because that exception was triggered by trying to send a
response, the SocketServer.Processor has marked the channel as muted and will
no longer process it at all.
Starting a Kafka broker/cluster
Client produces several messages and then disconnects abruptly (eg.
_./rdkafka_performance -P -x 100 -b broker:9092 -t test_topic_)
Broker then leaks file descriptor previously used for TCP socket and memory for
*Proposed solution (which we've implemented internally)*
Whenever an exception is encountered when writing to a socket in
Selector.pollSelectionKeys(...) record that that connection failed a send by
adding the KafkaChannel ID to Selector.failedSends. Then re-raise the exception
to still trigger the socket disconnection logic. Since every exception raised
in this function triggers a disconnect, we also treat any exception while
writing to the socket as a failed send.
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