I have a remote agent running on an EC2 box that is consuming vast amounts of resources, even when idle
This is the
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 11808 ec2-user 20 0 6251m 1.6g 18m S 201.2 11.0 22726:39 /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_60/jre/bin/java -Xms512m -Xmx3096m -XX:PermSize=384m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m -jar /home/ec2-user/bamboo-agent-home/xml-data/build-dir/PEPPER-PBT517-BPC/pep
When I disable it, it doesn't go down.
When I request it to stop, vi the UI, it does not seem to want to stop.
The agent logs are not showing any errors.
I stopped the agent and noticed that the job was still there. I'm hypothesizing that this is actually an orphaned build that just got lost in the mix somehow. Is there any way I can confirm this? Has anyone seen this before?
The most likely reason is either a memory leak or your build logging a lot and the agent not being able to keep up. If you're able to, have a look at the heap dump from that agent.
BTW, using elastic agents is a lot better way of using EC2 in conjuction with Bamboo.
It looks like your job PEPPER-PBT-BPC is running some processes in the background and doesn't kill them. You should go over your job configuration and see what could cause this.
If you use your own instance of Bamboo (not the Atlassian Cloud offering) you might want to check this plugin: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.atlassian.bamboo.plugin.bamboo-predator-plugin
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