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Blocked Queue on Splunk HF

ManchitMalik
Explorer

hi, I can see blocked=true in metrics.log of Splunk heavy forwarder. Blocked Queues are: typingqueue, aggqueue, parsingqueue, indexqueue, splunktcpin. Anyone is having any idea on this issue?
Note: this queue blockage is happening intermittently for individual Heavy forwarders.

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chrisyounger
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

This means that the heavy forwarder can't parse the data quick enough.

Easy fix: Get more resources, CPU etc or add a whole extra heavy forwarder to share the load.

Harder fix: Examine all the data the heavy forwarder is processing. Set LINE_BREAKER value correctly for all large volume source types so that you can set SHOULD_LINEMERGE to false.

Also be aware that nullQueueing events is computationally expensive becuase the event still goes through the full parsing pipeline before it is discarded.

Good luck!

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chrisyounger
SplunkTrust
SplunkTrust

This means that the heavy forwarder can't parse the data quick enough.

Easy fix: Get more resources, CPU etc or add a whole extra heavy forwarder to share the load.

Harder fix: Examine all the data the heavy forwarder is processing. Set LINE_BREAKER value correctly for all large volume source types so that you can set SHOULD_LINEMERGE to false.

Also be aware that nullQueueing events is computationally expensive becuase the event still goes through the full parsing pipeline before it is discarded.

Good luck!

vishaltaneja070
Motivator

@manchitmalik

Within the UF you can manage queue size as below in the $SPLUNK/etc/system/local/server.conf file to increase the parsing queue:

[queue=parsingQueue] maxSize = 500 This is the default size
[queue=parsingQueue] maxSize = 10MB A reasonable size if watching a DNS server
[queue=parsingQueue] maxSize = 0 If you are crazy and want to allow unthrottled forwarding. USE WITH CARE

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