[rabbitmq-discuss] producer with no consumer

Mark Geib mark.geib at echostar.com
Tue Sep 2 18:48:47 BST 2008

We are evaluating RabbitMQ for new system that will essentially provide 
a stream of messages containing some real time data. I have a prototype 
of the system built but when I stop all the consumers of the stream the 
broker starts using more cpu and the size of the broker, in memory used, 
starts growing. I assume that since the producer is still posting 
messages that they are being queued until a consumer connects.? Is this 
expected, can I configure the broker, or exchange, etc. so that messages 
are just dumped if there is no consumer.


Principal Engineer
Cheyenne Software Engineering
mark.geib at echostar.com / 35-215

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