EAP 7 has growing amounts of pipe and eventpoll file handles between full GC cycles

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  • We see a growing number of open file handles from pipes and eventpolls on EAP 7:
java    16990 jbossadmin  901u  a_inode               0,10         0        6123 [eventpoll]
java    16990 jbossadmin  879w     FIFO                0,9       0t0   392721389 pipe
java    16990 jbossadmin  489r     FIFO                0,9       0t0   392721389 pipe
  • It looks like these decrease after a full GC cycle.


  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)
    • 7.2.x
    • 7.3.x (up to 7.3.3)

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