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pxChildWaitElapsed showing huge values



Performance degrades for Service Soap Requests' response. Majority of the time used is for pxChildWaitElapsed.

Error Messages


Steps to Reproduce

Run through the application.

Root Cause

The issue occurred due to the following,
  1. The batch thread pool is exhausted. Hence, the batch task waited in the queue until one of the threads was free to pick up work.
  2. The batch task itself took that amount of time.


Perform the following local-change:

Increase the thread pool size when the batch thread pool is exhausted. 
  • prpc_j2ee14_jboss6*\META-INF\jboss\jboss-pradapter-ds.xml - Search for the max-pool-size and change to 100.
  • prpc_j2ee14_jboss6*\pradapter\META-INF\ironjacamar.xml - Search for max-pool-size and change to 100

 Additionally, in the stand-alone-full.xml, change the max-pool-size to 100 as below,

  • <strict-max-pool name="mdb-strict-max-pool" max-pool-size="100" instance-acquisition-timeout="5" instance-acquisition-timeout-unit="MINUTES"/>          
  • <strict-max-pool name="slsb-strict-max-pool" max-pool-size="100" instance-acquisition-timeout="5" instance-acquisition-timeout-unit="MINUTES"/>

Make the changes, repackage the EAR file, deploy, restart the server, and verify for PEGA0011 alerts.

When the batch itself takes a long time, it is recommended to fine tune the service for faster response.


Published March 24, 2019 - Updated October 8, 2020

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