[rabbitmq-discuss] rabbitmqctl list_queues explanation needed

Sunil Arora sunil at shopsocially.com
Tue Mar 8 13:41:28 GMT 2011

Is there a simple way to purge those messages without consuming them.
These are unwanted messages generated due to mis configuration of one of our components i.e. Celery.
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Emile Joubert <emile at rabbitmq.com> wrote:

>Hi Sunil,
>On 08/03/11 10:15, Sunil Arora wrote:
>> Thanks Emile,
>> This is indeed helpful.
>> I investigated more and found out the reason behind those increasing
>> queues.
>> We are using celeryd (http://celeryproject.com) and we were suppose
>> to turn off a particular settings to disable this growing queues.
>> celery was dumping new queue for every background job that was being
>> posted to RabbitMQ and we didn't need that.
>> Now I want to delete these acknowledged messages. what is the best
>> way to do it ?  I do not want to flush to unacknowledged messages.
>You can't have acknowledged messages in a queue. Acknowledging a 
>messages tells the broker to forget about it.
>You don't have unacknowledged messages. The "messages_unacknowledged" 
>column in your output is empty.
>You have a single message in each queue which can be removed by 
>consuming it.

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