Despite using a PooledConnectionFactory for my transacted Camel, I still see a new connection being opened into the broker every second.

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I have a transacted Camel route that consumes from ActiveMQ. Something similar to

<camelContext xmlns="">
  <route id="route1">
    <from uri="amq:ESB.IN" />
    <transacted ref="required" />

The "activemq" endpoint is configured for transactions and uses a PooledConnectionFactory with only 1 connection:

<bean id="amq" class="org.apache.camel.component.jms.JmsComponent">
  <property name="configuration" ref="AMQConfig" />

<bean id="AMQConfig" class="org.apache.camel.component.jms.JmsConfiguration">
  <property name="connectionFactory" ref="PooledCF" />
  <property name="transacted" value="false" />
  <property name="transactionManager" ref="transactionManager" />
  <property name="maxConcurrentConsumers" value="1" />
  <property name="cacheLevelName" value="CACHE_CONSUMER" />

<bean id="PooledCF" class="org.apache.activemq.pool.PooledConnectionFactory" init-method="start" destroy-method="stop">
  <property name="connectionFactory" ref="AmqCF" />
  <property name="maxConnections" value="1" />

<bean id="AmqCF" class="org.apache.activemq.ActiveMQConnectionFactory">
  <property name="brokerURL" value="failover:(tcp://localhost:61616)?jms.prefetchPolicy.all=1" />
  <property name="userName" value="admin" />
  <property name="password" value="admin" />

<bean id="transactionManager" class="org.springframework.jms.connection.JmsTransactionManager">
  <property name="connectionFactory" ref="AmqCF"/>

Despite configuring the PooledConnectionFactory for only one connection, a new physical connection is being opened into the broker for every new message.
Should the PooledConnectionFactory not pool and reuse the same existing connection?


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