Rare ELException

Brian Moon bmoon at scu.edu
Thu May 18 19:53:32 EDT 2017

Hello all,

While stress testing one of our IdP servers today we were able to reproduce
this error.  Below is some information about our environment and the
testing parameters:

IdP Server:

   - SLES 12 SP2
   - IdP Version 3.3.1
   - Oracle JDK 1.8.0_112-b15
   - Tomcat 8.0.36-20.7
   - JAVA_OPTS: -Xms3g -Xmx3g -XX:MaxGCPauseMillis=400
   -XX:+DisableExplicitGC -XX:+UseG1GC
   - 2 Cores
   - 6 GB RAM (VM memory reservation set to reserve all guest memory)
   - Apache 2.4.23-21.1
      - Apache Prefork MPM
      - ServerLimit 5120
      - MaxClients 5120

Testing VM:

   - Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
   - 4 Cores
   - 8 GB RAM
   - Oracle JRE 1.8.0_131-b11
   - Apache JMeter 3.2 r1790748
      - Test plan:
      - ThreadCount 1500
      - Duration 300
      - RampUpPeriod 10
      - ProviderId https://sp.testshib.org/shibboleth-sp

For the Apache config on the IdP server, the ServerLimit and MaxClients
were set to something ridiculous so we could see what kind of load it could
take.  On the testing VM we were running out of ephemeral ports, so we
added a registry key to increase the max port number that could be used by
a user:
(this is not needed to reproduce the error, but cuts down on some noise).
We did still have some socket errors on the testing VM, but overall it
seemed to run a lot better.

Hope that helps in reproducing this and tracking down the cause.

Brian Moon
Senior System Administrator
Enterprise Systems
Santa Clara University
Office: 408.554.4830
bmoon at scu.edu

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 9:26 AM, Cantor, Scott <cantor.2 at osu.edu> wrote:

> > Yes, I'm currently waiting for my session to timeout on the login form
> so I can
> > see what it does. I would expect it to throw a flow execution error
> though, so
> > I don't know if that's going to do it. I also see *very* few of these in
> my log,
> > like once a day or so, and that's with a decent volume, so that's
> puzzling.
> A basic "Wait too long" timeout doesn't have anything to do with this
> error, so that's as expected. So I have no idea how one would reproduce it.
> -- Scott
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