Bamboo leaves multiple agents idle when there are builds queued.

We have 4 agents enabled on our build server, and bamboo will build up to 4 plans concurrently, but there seems to be a lot of lag between builds queuing and the agents starting (we have seen 6+ builds queued and all 4 agents idled).

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Have you check project dependency on agent capabilities? Maybe there is for example one agent capable to run this build.

Was there a resolution for this? i recently upgraded from 3.2.2 to 5.6.2 and i am seeing the same thing, there are multiple jobs queued and multiple agents idled. In 3.2.2 all agents would run any queued jobs, they all have the same capabilities.

We see the same lagging happening. Even when manually starting a build when an agent is idle, it takes up to 5 minutes before it actually starts. The agent log shows : 2014-11-06 11:26:19,463 INFO [2-BAM:: .....] [com.atlassian.bamboo.v2.build.agent.BuildAgentControllerImpl] Agent 7831553 checking build queue for executables... 2014-11-06 11:31:19,556 INFO [2-BAM:: .....] [com.atlassian.bamboo.v2.build.agent.BuildAgentControllerImpl] Agent 7831553 checking build queue for executables... 2014-11-06 11:36:19,651 INFO [2-BAM:: .....] [com.atlassian.bamboo.v2.build.agent.BuildAgentControllerImpl] Agent 7831553 checking build queue for executables... Any idee how this build queue check can be done more frequently?

I have been working with Bamboo support and they were able to reproduce the issue.  A bug has been created to fix this issue, please vote and watch the issue.

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/BAM-15187 

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