JBoss EAP has many threads named like "pool-161-thread-20"

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  • There are hundreds of threads all looking like this:
"pool-132-thread-6" prio=10 tid=0x00007f7630232800 nid=0x1276 waiting on condition [0x00007f76453a6000]  
   java.lang.Thread.State: WAITING (parking)  
    at sun.misc.Unsafe.park(Native Method)  
    - parking to wait for  <0x00000007afba0f90> (a java.util.concurrent.locks.AbstractQueuedSynchronizer$ConditionObject)  
    at java.util.concurrent.locks.LockSupport.park(LockSupport.java:158)  
    at java.util.concurrent.locks.AbstractQueuedSynchronizer$ConditionObject.await(AbstractQueuedSynchronizer.java:1987)  
    at java.util.concurrent.LinkedBlockingQueue.take(LinkedBlockingQueue.java:399)  
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.getTask(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:947)  
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:907)  
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)
  • The names will vary: "pool-X-thread-Y", where X is a number going up all the time, and Y a number between 1 and 20.
  • CPU usage will reach 100% and only a restart helps.


  • JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)
    • 5.x
    • 6.x
    • 7.x

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