APIcast unresponsive or its workers are OOM killed while fetching a large configuration

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  • The APIcast gateway becomes unresponsive while loading a large configuration file, as a result the Liveness and Readiness probes fail and the pod goes in a crash loop state.
  • APIcast worker processes are OOM Killed repeatedly


  • Red Hat 3scale API Management Platform (3scale)
    • 2 (On Premise)
    • SaaS

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