Request Timeout http connection

Hi all,
I want to understand the working of request Timeout configuration present in gatling.conf file.
Case : Only using requestTimeout field in ahc settings
So, basically if a request times out , does gatling end that http connection and a new one is formed or that connection stays but another http connection is also generated ?

Basically, in my tests , when I am receiving the these timeouts, http gatling connections are not ending , rather increasing in accordance with the users.
How can this be handled?
And can any other ahc settings field help to solve this situation ?

Can someone help me understand this all better ?

Gatling closes the connection on request timeout.

From this group’s terms:

  • Make sure you’re using an up-to-date Gatling version
  • Provide a Short, Self Contained, Correct (Compilable), Example (see

It looks like you’re using an old Gatling version, possibly buggy.
Please upgrade (current is 3.5.1) and provide a reproducer if you still face an issue.