[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ memory management

Edwin Fine rabbitmq-discuss_efine at usa.net
Fri Sep 12 21:19:04 BST 2008

Very good point. I did ask that question in my previous email, but I don't
think it has been answered yet.

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 4:16 PM, tsuraan <tsuraan at gmail.com> wrote:

> > So it's a bit of a time bomb, but will not be the show-stopper I
> imagined,
> > because if the VM does crash for any reason, I will make sure it gets
> > restarted by a watchdog, so service won't be interrupted for long and
> nobody
> > besides myself and my client will know any better or even care. I'll also
> > have to make sure that my code notices that Rabbit died and reconnect
> when
> > it comes back up (which the code should be doing anyway). The worst that
> > will happen is that some in-flight messages that didn't make it to disk
> may
> > need to be re-sent.
> If RabbitMQ crashes because it's out of memory, I understand that it
> should be able to start again without losing any data.  Will the next
> message sent to it (before any messages are dequeued) cause the queue
> to crash again?  I assume that must be the case, since nothing was
> lost when the program crashed.  I don't know what to do about this,
> but it may be something to try to plan around.
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