Thread stuck periodically


We run a self-hosted confluence as our own help page. Since the installation, threads stuck periodically up to 200 threads and then block the use of the page for approximate 20 minutes (proxy error). I have already tried some things and am little puzzled about it, because i cant get rid of this.


postgres (9.4.13) - max-connections = 300 (3 reserved)
confluence (6.5.1) - hibernate.c3p0.max_size = 250
tomcat - maxThreads = 200

I have already read the other requests here with threads getting stuck, but I couldn't find any tips.

WARNING [ContainerBackgroundProcessor[StandardEngine[Standalone]]] org.apache.catalina.valves.StuckThreadDetectionValve.notifyStuckThreadDetected Thread "http-nio-8090-exec-467" (id=10682) has been active for 62,719 milliseconds (since 1/4/18 12:52 AM) to serve the same request for [*our-help-site*]/plugins/macrobrowser/browse-macros.action?detailed=false&macroMetadataClientCacheKey=1514981697420 and may be stuck (configured threshold for this StuckThreadDetectionValve is 60 seconds). There is/are 1 thread(s) in total that are monitored by this Valve and may be stuck.

2 3 4 ... and soone



It looks periodic, but can't find a task in confluence or anything else that could cause this. (no cronjobs)

Does anyone have an idea about this please?


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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Jan 04, 2018

To investigate the issue you are reporting we need to examine logs and configuration files that we can't share on the Community forum. I created a ticket on your behalf, you should receive an email from our support portal shortly. 

After we resolve the issue we can circle back to let the Community know.

Was there any resolution?

Ann Worley Atlassian Team Mar 01, 2018

It turned out to be an issue particular to Alexander's environment. After determining that the application was not the culprit, no details were shared on the ticket. Perhaps @divibib Betriebsteam can shed more light.

@Ann Worley : Can you let us know what type of environment parameters can cause such issues. We even see similar errors in our logs as well.

Phil I'm New Here Sep 12, 2018

@divibib Betriebsteamcould you please shed some light on this issue? I have this issue and it appears as though @Sujit Kumar has this issue too. My head is getting sore from hitting the wall by my desk on this one..


Was it an SELINUX issue? Confluence being behind an HTTPD proxy? HTTPD and Tomcat are behind an AWS ELB?


pls halp!!

Hung Cao I'm New Here Nov 13, 2018

Hello @Ann Worley @divibib Betriebsteam, so what is the root cause here?

Because our Confluence has the same symptom. And every time it gets stuck, we have to restart the service?

@divibib Betriebsteam Looks like there is a pattern. Are there scheduled jobs that run every 2 hours? like backup etc.

We got the problem solved. 

We created a clone of the VM to investigate and try and the clone didn't have the same problems as the original VM, also not if we let the real traffic go on it.

So since some months we use the cloned machine and deleted the original VM image.

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