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Spring 4 @Scheduled stops working

Posted by: admin December 28, 2021 Leave a comment


I am using @Scheduled annotation to run a cron job. The scheduling works for some time, and then stops working.
I will give simplified snippets of my code:

This is the scheduler:

@Scheduled("*/30 * * * * *")    
public void performTask() {
    logger.info("Starting agent");
    logger.info("Ending agent");

This is the task which is executed by scheduler

public void execute() {
    logger.info("Starting task");
    //send some rest requests
    logger.info("Ending task");

Both: “Starting agent” and “Ending agent” are logged equal number of times. So, each scheduling is ending properly.

Both: “Starting task” and “Ending task” are logged equal number of times. So, definitely, “task” is not blocking things.

But it just stops logging after some time. What might be the issue?

Here, TASK_EXECUTOR is the following bean:

 public ThreadPoolTaskExecutor createDefaultTaskExecutor() {
          ThreadPoolTaskExecutor te = new ThreadPoolTaskExecutor();
          return te;

Spring version:



Such a situation might be caused by an infinite loop in the body of the scheduled method or if there is a call to an external system and the control waits synchronously to receive the response without any timeout.

Try it by yourself with this simple code snippet. The method will be started only once and will not be started after the specified interval of 5 seconds.

@Scheduled(fixedRate = 5000)
public void printPeriodically() {
    System.out.println("This is my periodic method");
    while(true) {};


see whether job is getting hanged or not. incase if it does.. the task will not execute after some time i mean after reaching max pool size. check you implementation code whether threads are released after successful execution.