This issue was discovered as a side effect of: -
This change updated the size to be 1024 for the tests as a large file was not necessary. For continuous integration the agents have a blocksize of 512 so as the configured size is a multiple of the blocksize this was fine.
However running the test 'org.jboss.as.test.integration.domain.ExpressionSupportSmokeTestCase' on a machine with a blocksize of 4096 this test would fail as the servers would fail to boot.
After some debugging it became aparant this was the underlying error: -
After further debugging I have tracked it down to this class 'org.apache.activemq.artemis.core.persistence.impl.journal.JournalStorageManager' - I can confirm the configured value does make it to this class but it is the following block of code which then looses the value: -
The file size comes in as 1024, the default is AIO so getAlignment returns the blocksize which in this case is 4096. So modulus and subsequently difference become 1024.
The file size and difference are both 1024 so low becomes 0, high becomes 4096. Due to the difference being less than half the block size low is selected and the file size is set to 0.
To select a correct filesize it looks like if low is less than the alignment always select high should be an option.